Disclosure Scotland’s News

2 October 2018


PVG Scheme review

The PVG Scheme review consultation report has been published.

Launched in April, the consultation received 352 responses. It looked at how we could update our PVG Scheme, a membership programme designed to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable adults from those who may wish to do them harm.

Ministers will reply soon on next steps, including potential legislative changes to strengthen and simplify the Scheme.

View the report


Scotland Works for You

Since the launch of the Scotland Works for You (SWfY) guidance in March, DS and our partners have been promoting the guidance at various events. Early feedback has indicated that it is proving a valuable tool in supporting employers and applicants in the recruitment process.

The alliance group behind SWfY has agreed to work with Release Scotland to support individuals and employers to recruit great people who happen to have convictions. The group will work with employers to develop the guidance into a training package. Get in touch to find out more.


Application tip

To avoid delays in certificates being issued, it’s important that applications are completed correctly. If we find errors, we’ll try get in touch via phone or email. If we can’t make contact, the application will be returned.


New certificates

Ds New CertsWe’re making our certificates easier to understand. The new style basic certificate launched in June and we’re now pleased to reveal the new standard certificate.

Key information is more prominent on the new design, and irrelevant information no longer features. The certificates are printed on secure paper with a number of other security features.

The new look was developed based on our customer research and has gone through several rounds of user testing with both applicants and countersignatories, with very positive feedback.

While we are in the process of introducing the new design, some applicants will still receive the old-style certificate until the transition is complete. Both the old and new styles are valid. Please contact us if you have any queries.