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PVG Scheme Written Answer, 10/11/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Bob Doris' (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive what the next steps are in its plans to implement the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

Policing and Crime Bill, 20/10/09 [E/NI/S/W]
Fifth Committee day in the House of Lords discussing the Policing and Crime Bill. Peers discussed a clause on notification of proposal to include person in barred list.

Teachers Written Answer, 22/09/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Wendy Alexander's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive for what reasons it considers it reasonable for each local authority to require a different disclosure arrangement for each supply teacher when the relevant teacher has a record of service in other local authority areas where disclosure has taken place; and given the shortage of teaching positions and the rise in those seeking teaching supply positions, whether it will consider making teaching disclosure arrangements portable so that there are no unnecessary delays in supply teachers securing work.

Child Protection Written Answer, 20/07/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to George Foulkes' (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure adequate provision for child protection in each local authority area.

Disclosure Written Answer, 06/05/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to John Wilson's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review procedures used by Disclosure Scotland in processing applications; whether it has reviewed the decision to make it possible to apply for standard and enhanced disclosure checks online and, if so, whether it will publish its review; what progress has been made by Disclosure Scotland in relation to accessing foreign conviction information; and whether Disclosure Scotland plans to review the service level target of 90% of applications processed within 14 calendar days, particularly with regard to standard and enhanced disclosure checks.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Oral QUestion, 30/04/09 [S]
During Question Time on 30 April 2009 Johann Lamont (Lab) asked the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for implementation of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme, 01/04/09 [S]
The Scottish Government has published a leaflet on the new membership scheme that will replace and improve upon the current disclosure arrangements for people who work with vulnerable groups. This will be introduced in 2010.

Disclosure Written Answer, 12/02/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Elaine Murray's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what the average time taken was to process an enhanced disclosure submitted in (a) October, (b) November and (c) December 2008; how many applications were made to Disclosure Scotland with regard to people employed as Father Christmas and his assistants prior to Christmas 2008; and whether it issues guidance to local authorities regarding the temporary seasonal employment of persons whose work involves contact with children, such as people employed as Father Christmas and his assistants.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups, 06/10/08 [S]
New proposals to better safeguard vulnerable groups and put an end to 'needless bureaucracy' which can deter volunteers from helping Scotland's children have been announced.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups - Scottish Vetting and Barring Scheme - Consultation Responses, 04/04/08 [S]
Scottish Government publication of the responses to the consultation on the policy proposals for secondary legislation on the Protection of Vulnerable Groups - Scottish Vetting and Barring Scheme.