PVG Checks for Care Homes

What Are the PVG Requirements for Care Homes?

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Scottish Disclosures provides disclosure check processing as an Umbrella Body registered with Disclosure Scotland.

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This guide serves as an important resource for Care Homes to better understand the requirements for safe recruitment practices ensuring that care home residents, care home staff, and visitors can be in a secure environment.


What is the PVG Scheme?

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme helps ensure that people who are unsuitable to work with protected groups such as vulnerable adults cannot do so.


PVG checks from a Previous Employer

You should be aware that an employee’s or potential employee’s PVG certificate from another employer will not give your Care Home up to date disclosure information. This means your Care Home will not be notified about any consideration for listing, a barring from working with vulnerable groups, or any new vetting information added. Without directly linking the Care Home to an employee’s PVG Scheme membership, your business will not receive ongoing notifications about the employee’s suitability to work with vulnerable groups.


The Care Inspectorate

Care Homes are registered and regulated by the Care Inspectorate, who wish to be assured that they can be:

PVG Checks and PVG Updates carried out on employees and potential employees will satisfy the Care Inspectorate in these regards.


Which Care Home roles are eligible for PVG Scheme Checks?


How do I request a PVG Check for my employee?

You can obtain a PVG Scheme check for the following positions - Care Assistant, Care Support Workers, Nurse, Cook, Cleaner and Care Home Manager or positions with direct line management responsibility of these, from Scottish Disclosures.

We can progress online PVG Checks on your preferred candidate or a PVG update on your existing employee. Please contact us on info@scottish-disclosures.co.uk or through our contact form. We can progress online PVG checks on your preferred candidates or a PVG update on your existing employee.


Need Disclosure Scotland Checks?

Whether you're an individual or an organisation seeking Basic, Standard, Enhanced or PVG Checks, we're here to help.

Scottish Disclosures provides disclosure check processing as an Umbrella Body registered with Disclosure Scotland.

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If you would like any guidance on Disclosure Scotland checks we would be happy to help!

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