Publications

Disclosure Scotland is not the publisher of all documents and, as such, cannot be held liable for the information contained on documents which are published by other parties. (The publisher or owner of the documents are shown in brackets).

 

PVG Scheme Disclosure Application Form Guidance Notes

An applicant's guide to completing the PVG Scheme disclosure application form (Relates to revised application form introduced December 2013). This document can be downloaded in these languages.

 

English (.pdf) (475kb)
Chinese (.pdf) (7.7mb)
Gujarati (.pdf) (7.5mb)
Hindi (.pdf) (7.4mb)
Punjabi (.pdf) (7.4mb)
Urdu (.pdf) (7.8mb)

Legislation

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

(Ministry of Justice - The UK Statute Law Database)

Police Act 1997

(Part V)(OPSI/HMSO)

Data Protection Act 1998 (OPSI/HMSO)

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003

(OPSI/HMSO)

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

(OPSI/HMSO)

The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Commencement No 2)(Scotland) Order 2006 (OPSI/HMSO) - implements, amongst other sections, section 163 of the 2005 Act
Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (OPSI/HMSO)

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No. 1)

Order 2007 (OPSI/HMSO)

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2007 (OPSI/HMSO)

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records)(Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/168)

(OPSI/The National Archives)

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 (OPSI/The National Archives)

 

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

(Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland)

Amendment Order 2015. (OPSI/HMSO)

 

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

(Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland)

Amendment Order 2016. (OPSI/HMSO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Code of Practice

The code of practice in connection with the use of disclosure information and with the functions of registered persons. The Code can be downloaded in these languages.

 

English (.pdf) (184kb)
Arabic (.pdf) (608kb)
Cantonese (.pdf) (598kb)
Gaelic (.pdf) (736kb)
Hindi (.pdf) (384kb)
Punjabi (.pdf) (496kb)
Urdu (.pdf) (853kb)

 

Sample Policies

 

Sample policy on the Secure Handling, Use, Storage and Retention of Disclosure Information (.pdf) (30kb)
Sample policy on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders (.pdf) (28kb)
Sample log to track PAD and PVG Applications (.xls) (28kb)

 

Compliance Guidance

PVG Act and guidance for Elected Councillors (.pdf) (25kb)
Guidance for completing PVG applications for individuals already in post (.pdf) (25kb)
Information for those who wish to know if they require a Disclosure for a Santa position during the festive period (.pdf) (48kb)
PVG Scheme Aide Memoire Kinship Fostering and Adoption (.pdf) (54kb)
Guidance on Community care Services (.pdf) (47kb)

 

Other Disclosure Scotland Documents

Guidance on opening PDF attachments (.doc)

 

Access to Umbrella Bodies (This form can be used by umbrella bodies to provide Disclosure Scotland with details of services it can offer those requiring some one/organisation to countersign Standard or Enhanced Disclosures or make declarations in relation to PVG Disclosure requests on their behalf)(Disclosure Scotland) (.doc) (118kb)

 

Basic Disclosure Online Notes Basic Disclosure Online Notes on how to complete the Basic Disclosure Online (BDO) (Disclosure Scotland) (.pdf) (76kb)

 

Police Act Disclosure Application Form Guidance Notes (.pdf) (740kb)

 

Disclosure Scotland Newsletters

 

Download the Autumn 2013 Edition (.pdf) (512kb)

Download Winter 2014 Edition (.pdf) (497kb)

 

Miscellaneous