There has recently been a change to the conviction information that is shown on higher level disclosure certificates. This change has taken place from 19 December 2022 and will affect conviction information shown on Standard and Enhanced Disclosures and also PVG scheme disclosures. These changes do not apply to Basic Disclosure Checks.
In September this year we launched a research report, Testing our Resilience, which explored the potential impact of the cost of living crisis on volunteering. It was a sobering read, and highlighted the potentially devastating impact of the crisis on both volunteers and the organisations that they support.
The way you receive your Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) disclosure certificate is changing. VSDS issued communication on 27th October 2022 informing you that from 1st December 2022, we will begin issuing email certificates.
Scottish Government will cover the cost of PVG checks for Social Care Workers (and comparable roles in Justice and Children’s Services) from 1 October 2022 – 31 March 2023.
It is unsurprising and absolutely right that the cost crisis – as described by the Scottish Government – is the main priority in this year’s Programme for Government.