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PVG Processing During Covid-19 

Disclosure Scotland and VSDS will prioritise checks for the volunteers Scotland needs to deal with the coronavirus

They will prioritise roles in these sectors:
Social work
Social care
Prisons and justice

They may prioritise other sectors during the outbreak when needed.

Fee Waiver
All fees for key workers who are being drafted to help Scotland fight against coronavirus have been temporarily suspended by Disclosure Scotland. Volunteers in qualifying voluntary organisations remain entitled to access a fee waiver check but this has now been extended to cover all paid members of staff who are entitled to access a priority application.

The payment section on the amended online forms has been removed.

This is a temporary measure which will be in place for six weeks, before being reviewed and extended further, if needed. 

Urgent applications for priority roles
Please note, this process should only be completed by currently registered signatories from an enrolled organisation.

If you are looking to apply as an individual please follow this advice from Disclosure Scotland. 

All other disclosure applications that are not within these priority sectors should follow the standard application process for all types of disclosure.

Important to remember
You do not need to wait until you receive your certificate, you can place people in their role while you wait for the PVG. You should consider the risk involved in starting people before the PVG is received and look at whether any additional safeguarding (such as closer supervision) is an option. 

Enrolling your organisation
If you need to enrol your organisation or are already enrolled and wish to change any of your enrolment details, please email  disclosures@volunteerscotland.org.uk