PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE GROUPS SCHEME
UPDATE – OCTOBER 2008
Proposals to strengthen and streamline Scotland’s disclosure system so that unsuitable people are excluded from work with vulnerable groups and end the need for multiple disclosure applications have been published by the Scottish Government.
The proposals are in response to a detailed consultation on the steps required to implement the new vetting and barring scheme (PVG scheme), introduced through the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.
Children’s Minister Adam Ingram said:
“There is no greater responsibility than the protection of Scotland’s children and vulnerable people. We must ensure that when we drop our children off at school or when a family member requires health or welfare services, they are not left in the care of someone who has a history of harmful behaviour.”
The detail of the PVG Scheme will be defined in draft secondary legislation which will be introduced to the Scottish Parliament in 2009.
For the full document, please go to http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/Young-People/children-families/pvglegislation/consultation
or for more information on the PVG scheme (including FAQs) go to http://www.scotland.gov.uk/pvglegislation
Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act Implementation Team
Children, Young People and Social Care Directorate
The Scottish Government
Tel: 0131 244 4907, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org