What does it check?

We'll apply to update the individual's registration with the Scottish Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.

"This check is only for regulated roles in Scotland involving vulnerable groups (children and protected adults). It is similar to a DBS Enhanced level check but is also similar to a membership scheme. So we either run a ""registration check"" and apply for membership for an individual (if they aren't already a member) or we update their membership of the PVG scheme with details of their new role by running this ""update"" version of the check."

Est. turnaround time

5-15 working days

Supported in

United Kingdom




Application form

Data Sources

Disclosure Scotland

Relevant Industries

There are 2 types of regulated work with children and work with protected adults. Regulated work is usually jobs including: caring responsibilities, teaching or supervising children and/or protected adults, providing personal services to children and/or protected adults having unsupervised contact with children and/or protected adults. There are many kinds of roles, both paid or unpaid, this could apply to some examples include: nurse, child-minder, girl guide leader, dentist.