24th November 2022

PVG Disclosure Certificates - New Secure Handling Policy

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. 

This change will mean you will have to review your current process and have it implemented by that date.  We have reviewed the Secure Handling Policy template and it is available for you to use and add what your new process will be where indicated in the policy.  It is a requirement to have the new policy in place by 1st December 2022 and it will replace all previous versions of your secure handling policy. There is no requirement to send VSDS a copy of your new policy.