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Vulnerable Groups Membership Oral Question, 19/02/15 [S]

During General Question Time on 19 February 2015 Mark McDonald (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what information it has on the average length of time taken to process applications for protecting vulnerable groups scheme membership for people seeking employment in the care sector.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Fiona McLeod replied, that Mr McDonald asked specifically about the care sector. Information about the sectors from which PVG applications are submitted is not gathered by Disclosure Scotland. PVG applications are processed as they arrive and no application is given priority over any other.

Disclosure Scotlandís service level agreement is to produce 90 per cent of all types of disclosures, for correctly completed applications with no further inquiries, within 14 calendar days. That is measured from the day when the application is received to the day of dispatch. For the week ending 15 February 2015, Disclosure Scotland processed 99.9 per cent of applications within 14 calendar days.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 19 February 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 19 February 2015