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Disclosures Written Answer, 04/02/11 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Hugh O'Donnell's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive whether youth groups and clubs requiring disclosure checks will have direct access to the electronic Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme system as stated on its website and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

The Minister for Children and Early Years, Adam Ingram, replied that when the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme goes live on 28 February 2011 all applications and disclosures will be on paper format only.

Release 2 of the system is scheduled to be deployed in summer 2011. This will include the electronic interface. Online accounts will be made available to any organisation, for paid workers or volunteers, if they are a registered body with Disclosure Scotland. Online accounts will be rolled out to the registered bodies as part of a managed process.

Voluntary sector organisations that use the services of The Central Registered Body in Scotland (CRBS) will not be able to use the on-line process directly but will use a parallel service especially designed for them instead. CRBS will become electronically linked into the Disclosure Scotland process which is expected to speed up processing times by at least two days.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answers Report 31 January - 4 February 2011 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answers Report 31 January - 4 February 2011