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Protection for vulnerable groups, 29/06/10 [S]

A new scheme to better safeguard vulnerable groups and simplify and speed up the disclosure process will come into effect from November 30.

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a new membership scheme that will replace current disclosure arrangements for people who work with children or vulnerable groups.

The new PVG Scheme helpline will commence on June 30. Over the coming months, additional training materials will be made available to help individuals and organisations plan for the introduction of the PVG Scheme. Initial scheme membership will cost 59 with a lower fee of 18 for subsequent records updates - less than the existing cost of an enhanced disclosure check. All PVG Scheme Records Disclosures will continue to be free for volunteers working in regulated work in the voluntary sector.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

Further Information

Protection for vulnerable groups