Disclosures (Scotland) Act - Update

18 January 2021

We wanted to take the opportunity to provide you with a brief update, the implementation of the Act remains at the forefront of plans for VSDS in 2021.

The bill was introduced in 2019 following a public consultation in 2018 which confirmed the PVG Scheme is greatly valued but, highlighted proportionality and complexity in the disclosure system as key issues.

This is a reminder of the journey to date:

Bill Process

The Lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed the process of implementation but, we can assure you with VSDS represented on the Disclosure Scotland Act Project Delivery Team, we will be in a strong position to share with you the timeline for implementation that will include a schedule of workshops to support your organisation through the change. 


VSDS will continue to provide updates as they become available via our newsletters, website and social media.