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Advice and Guidance for transgender applicants from Disclosure Scotland covering previous names, gender and requirements for completing the application.
The additional signatory form can be used to add further signatories to your organisation, in addition to the lead signatory or collator to allow them to submit relevant applications and receive certificate results on behalf of your organisation.
These guidance notes are designed for the applicant, giving them a step by step guide to completing the Application to join the PVG scheme form.
You have been given these guidance notes as you are applying to join the PVG Scheme to carry out regulated work (either paid or unpaid) with a voluntary organisation.
These guidance notes are designed for the signatory, giving you a step by step guide to completing the relevant sections of the Application to join the PVG scheme form.
Guidance for Signatory/Identification Checker. It is the role of the signatory to check that the application is correctly completed, check the applicant’s identification, complete sections E1 to E9, complete the Coversheet and (if required) complete a checklist to allow us to assess the position.
This sample policy for organisations provides information regarding applicants who are barred or under consideration for listing. It details what it means to be barred or under consideration, how it should be dealt with and a sample policy for you to use.
Use this form if you are filling in an existing member application form and your details have changed since completing your last PVG.
Through the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (PVG), some organisations are entitled to check their Trustees. This guidance will explain the role of a Charity Trustee and whether they are eligible for a PVG check.
The Children checklist can be used to add a new position/role for the organisation. It would be submitted along with the application and allows us to assess the service your organisation provides and ensure the position fits the criteria for regulated work.
The Protected Adult checklist can be used to add a new position/role for the organisation. It would be submitted along with the application and allows us to assess the service your organisation provides and ensure the position fits the criteria for regulated work.
The sample Children & Protected Adult protection policy for organisations provides policies that can be amended as appropriate. It covers areas such as selection, screening, training and reporting abuse
At Disclosure Services we strive for 100% customer satisfaction, however, we understand that this may not always be the case. In order to improve our service we require feedback whether it’s good or bad. The complaints procedure details how you can make a complaint and explains exactly how this complaint would be handled in our office.
Mandatory when submitting PVG and Police Act applications, the signatory for the organisation is required to complete and send along the coversheet with the forms. We require the coversheet in order to check that the forms have come from the organisation and a trusted contact.
These guidance notes are designed for the applicant, giving them a step by step guide to completing the Existing Scheme member application form.
You have been given these guidance notes as you are already a PVG member and are applying for a PVG check to carry out regulated work (either paid or unpaid) with a voluntary organisation.
These guidance notes are designed for the signatory, giving you a step by step guide to completing the relevant sections of the Existing PVG Scheme member application form.
Guidance for Signatory/Identification Checker. It is the role of the signatory to check that the application is correctly completed, check applicants identification, complete sections E1 to E8, complete the Coversheet and (if required) complete a checklist to allow us to assess the position.
When completing an Existing PVG Scheme member application, at section A you can choose to select a Scheme Record or a Scheme Record Update. This flowchart will help you understand which selection should be made at this part of the form.
When completing a PVG application it is important to select the correct form to avoid it being terminated once it reaches Dislcosure Scotland. This flowchart will help you decide whether you require the Application to Join the PVG Scheme or the Existing PVG Scheme member application.
The UK Driving Licence number is made up of a series of numbers and letters denoting the applicants name and date of birth. In order to ensure there are no errors at this section, it is important to be able to read to Driving Licence number. This document will show you how to do so.
This document should be completed by organisations acting as an intermediary body for others and accessing PVGs on their behalf. The document lets us ensure that the intermediary body understand their role and responsibilities.
This guidance is for intermediary bodies completing the contract. It explains what an intermediary body is, the role and responsibilities and how to complete the document.
The sample policy for organisations provides information on making referrals. It covers the background, terminology of ‘harm’ and ‘removed’ and the process of making referrals.
With the PVG scheme there is no requirement to re-check applicants for the organisation, however, this is still an option. This guidance will help you decide if this is something your organisation would like to implement.
To begin the application process you need to download and complete the Online Application Request Form and return via email to VSDS.
The Guidance Pack details the 5 stages highlighted below. All organisations should read through the guidance pack and familiarise themselves with the full process before submitting their request form.