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Disclosure Scotland (PVG Scheme)

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) is the membership scheme which was introduced to replace and improve upon the disclosure arrangements for staff who work with vulnerable groups.

Vulnerable groups are defined as:

Children - an individual aged under 18 years of age;

Protected adults - an individual aged 16 or over in receipt of one or more of: registered care services, health services, community care services, welfare services.

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme), which delivers on the provision outlined in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) (Scotland) 2007 Act is intended to:



The PVG Scheme and the PVG Scheme Policy provide information and guidance for managers and staff regarding the arrangements for undertaking disclosure checks at the University of Dundee.


Please note that for any student related PVG (Disclosure Scotland) matters, please contact Keith Mackle