27th October 2022

PVG Disclosure Certificates - Change to Process

The way you receive your Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) disclosure certificate is changing.

Following the successful implementation of PVG online applications, Disclosure Scotland has continued to develop their digital services by issuing most PVG disclosure certificates by email. Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Service (VSDS) will begin issuing email certificates on 1 December 2022.

What this means for you:

As of 1 December 2022, VSDS will be issuing email certificates for most PVG disclosures. When email certificates are issued you will not be provided with a paper copy of the certificate. The exception to this is where Disclosure Scotland is unable to issue the certificate to VSDS by email.

All certificates will be issued to the signatory who signed the request form.

Email certificates will not include the organisation name or the position applied for.

Certificates for standard and enhanced disclosures will continue to be issued by post.

If you would like to check your current signatory email address, or update your email address, please email us at certificates@volunteerscotland.org.uk by 16 November 2022 to enable you to benefit from this new service. If you have any questions please contact us.