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Protection for vulnerable groups, 12/01/11 [S]

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme will go live on February 28 2011.

Like the current disclosure system, it is designed to ensure that people who have a known history of harmful or abusive behaviour are not put in positions of trust with vulnerable people.

However, it will improve those arrangements by reducing the need for people to complete a lengthy application form every time a disclosure is required through a membership scheme that continually updates relevant information. It will also ensure that people who become unsuitable during their employment can be quickly identified and will allow employers to check records more quickly and easily.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

Further Information

Protection for vulnerable groups
Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme