VSDS August Update

10 August 2018

Below are the latest news and updates from Disclosure Services. Please contact us if you have any questions.


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PVG Consultation

Thank you to everyone who provided a response to the proposed changes. The results will be made public in the near future and Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services will be available to answer any questions you may have.


Take Action on your Positions

At present Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services have over 20,000 different positions on our system that we will process disclosure applications for.

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To ensure that the system works as efficiently as possible we are looking for organisations to look over their agreed list of roles and remove any position that is no longer required for disclosure checking.

Please contact VSDS Enrolment and Assessment team to inform us of any updates you have.
Email: disclosures@volunteerscotland.org.uk
Phone: 01786 849 777 (option 1)


Contract information

Is your organisation acting as an Intermediary Body or do you submit forms via your governing body or local TSI? If yes:

With the summer holidays coming to an end and clubs/groups will be getting ready to start up again for the autumn/winter sessions, you may be getting ready to have your AGM.  If during this meeting your Child Protection/Welfare Officer/PVG contact person changes, please remember to update your contract with the governing body/intermediary body.  It is essential that Disclosure Scotland know who to contact in the club when an individual is barred.



Removal of interest

Remember to remove your interest in an individual if they have left your organisation.  This can be done by the organisation using the following form.



A helping hand

It can be difficult to understand PVG.  If you are new to the process or you feel you need a refresher, we have a range of free courses available here.

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Final check

CheckProcessing your PVG applications is one of our main priorities.  We want to do this quickly and efficiently.  Before sending us your application forms, please check:

  • That all mandatory fields have been completed 
  • You have included a coversheet 
  • Any cheques and supplementary information is stapled to the application form 
  • Weigh your envelope to ensure correct postage.  You will receive an invoice for any charges incurred due to underpaid postage.