The Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020 will improve the disclosure system in Scotland by focusing on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, while ensuring people with convictions can move on and contribute to society.
Some key changes the Act will introduce are:
- individuals can request a review of certain disclosure content from an independent reviewer
- those with childhood convictions eligible for review can explain the context of their previous behaviour before any disclosure to a third party
- the PVG Scheme will become mandatory for those carrying out regulated roles with children and protected adults
- the lifetime PVG scheme membership will end and be replaced with a five-year membership
- the number of disclosure levels will be reduced
All Scottish organisations and individuals check their information with us is up to date, to ensure that only those who are required to be in the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme remain in the scheme and receive important updates.
PVG scheme members are subject to ongoing monitoring. Updating your records will eliminate unnecessary police surveillance.
You can notify Disclosure Scotland when a PVG member stops doing regulated work to ensure users are compliant with data protection legislation.