Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland. It helps ensure people whose behaviour makes them unsuitable to work with children and protected adults cannot do 'regulated work' with these vulnerable groups.

Anyone doing regulated work or intending to do regulated work with children or protected adults is required by NHS Scotland to apply for PVG Scheme membership.

There are two types of regulated work:

  • Work with children (a child is a person under 18 years of age); and
  • Work with protected adults (that is a person aged 16 or over in receipt of certain healthcare, welfare or community care services).

As part of the pre-employment check process for health and social care workers, a PVG check must be completed.

When you are given access to the Turas People system you will be prompted to complete a declaration to confirm that you are happy for the content of a Disclosure check to be shared with any host organisation you get placed in.

It has been agreed nationally that for anyone who is currently a student with an existing PVG membership, this check will be by proxy with the University. The COVID Recruitment Team will therefore mark this check as not applicable for any student applicants when reviewing their pre-employment checks on the Turas People system.