What is the difference between Disclosure Scotland and DBS?
If you need a basic disclosure check for a job in Scotland, then you should apply to Disclosure Scotland. If you want a check for personal reasons rather than work purposes, you should apply where you live – DBS if you live in England or Wales or Disclosure Scotland if you live in Scotland.
How long does a Disclosure Scotland certificate last?
Each certificate will display an issue date, so the older it is, the less reliable it is. However, there is no expiry date. Organisations should re-new checks for their staff in a “reasonable” time-frame (every 1-3 years recommended) based on your own risk assessments.
What is my Disclosure Scotland number?
Your PVG number is shown on your certificate under your name and date of birth details. It will be 16 digits long and start with the last two digits of the year you first applied.
Who needs a Disclosure Scotland check?
You may need a criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland if you’re applying for paid or unpaid work, volunteering, or things like applying to adopt a child. Disclosure means sharing sensitive personal information. Disclosure Scotland checks and shares information about people’s criminal records.
What does Basic Disclosure Scotland reveal?
Your basic disclosure shows your record of unspent convictions at a point in time (the date your certificate was issued), so there is no set time that it lasts for.
How much does a Disclosure Scotland cost?
Cost of standard disclosure A standard disclosure costs £25. This is paid as part of the application process using one of the payment methods listed in the application form. Disclosures for coronavirus response workers are free until midnight on Friday 25 March 2022.
Is Pvg the same as Disclosure Scotland?
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.
What shows up in a basic disclosure?
A basic disclosure is a criminal record check. You get a certificate showing any ‘unspent’ criminal convictions you may have. Unspent means you need to declare them. You can use this certificate to show to prospective employers or other people that need to know this information.
Where do I apply for Basic Disclosure in the UK?
For a basic disclosure for a job in England or Wales, apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service. Your employer may not accept a basic disclosure check if it’s from the wrong service.
When do I need to contact Disclosure Scotland?
If Disclosure Scotland needs to speak to you about your application, they’ll contact you using the contact details supplied in your application. If you don’t get your certificate within 14 days of applying and you haven’t heard from Disclosure Scotland, you can contact them to check what’s happened.
What are the types of dispute Disclosure Scotland?
The types of dispute Disclosure Scotland deal with are: 1 your criminal record information is wrong 2 it relates to someone else 3 the ‘other relevant information’ box on your certificate isn’t right More
When to apply for basic, standard or enhanced disclosure?
Basic, standard or enhanced disclosure application form. Last updated. 12 Oct 2020. Organisations can use this form to apply for basic, standard or enhanced disclosures by email. Do not use this form if you are applying for disclosures for coronavirus (COVID-19) response workers.