Are you Eligible for a PVG?

Answer 5 questions to find out.

Work can be paid or unpaid, volunteeing or a placement as part of an education course.

Doing something in the course of a family or personal relationship is not considered work.

Children is anyone under the age of 18.

A Protected Adult is someone receiving specific services set out in legislation. These can include:

  • Health Services
  • Registered Care Services
  • Community Care Services
  • Welfare Services

Examples of regulated work include: caring, teaching or training, being in sole charge, providing assistance, advice or guidance to them in regards to their physical or emotional well-being.

If you do Regulated work as a one off or in an emergency there is no requirement for a PVG.

The service must be for Children or Protected Adults to be eligible for a PVG. Incidental contact does not fall under the PVG act.

You are likely eligible to join the PVG Scheme*

Scottish Disclosures is an Umbrella body registered with Disclosure Scotland

If you think you should be eligible for a PVG check, don't hesitate to contact us at or through our contact form.

*This is according to guidance from Disclosure Scotland on the eligibility of PVG applicants.