Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG Scheme)

Alba Childcare Agency is a Registered Body with Disclosure Scotland and can act as an 'Unbrella Body' and countersign all your Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Scheme applications.

The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme has replaced Disclosures. People who work with children and protected adults, on a regular basis are required to join the PVG Scheme, their membership records will be automatically be updated with any new vetting information. If the applicant changes employer, the new employer can obtain a Scheme Record Update.

Types of Disclosure Record Available

When a person applies to join the PVG Scheme for the first time, there are two types of disclosure records available:

  • The Scheme Record
  • The Scheme Membership Statement

The Scheme Record - is designed for use by organisations when asking an individual who does, or is being recruited to do, regulated work for them to join the PVG Scheme for the first time. The organisation must be a registered body or use an "umbrella body" to act as a registered body on their behalf. Alba Childcare Agency can act on your behalf as an Umbrella Body.

The Scheme Membership Statement - is designed for personal employers asking an individual to do regulated work for them or for pre-emptive use by individuals who intend to do regulated work at some point in the future. As it is for sharing with personal employers, it does not contain vetting information.

Once you are a Member of the PVG Scheme you can use The Scheme Record Update

The Scheme Record Update is a new type of disclosure. It is designed to be a quicker, cheaper and simpler check for organisations recruiting individuals who are already PVG Scheme members. The organisation must be a registered body or use an umbrella body to act as a registered body on their behalf. The Scheme Record Update does not include any vetting information. One reason for this is to allow it to be viewable on-line through a normal web browser as part of the on-line functionality to be made available during 2011.