The PVG Scheme – Disclosure Scotland
PVG scheme (Scotland residents ONLY)
Guide to Completing your Disclosure Application
- Scotland uses a different process to the DBS service called the PVG Scheme. This is established by the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007
- When you undertake regulated work with children for the first time you need to join the PVG Scheme. Joining the PVG Scheme costs £59.
- If you have already obtained a Scheme Record from another organisation, you need to apply for a PVG scheme record update with us. This costs £18.
- A valid enhanced PVG Scheme record or scheme record update check with Kings is required to work on our Camps or be involved in our wider work.
- All contracts of employment are given on the condition that your disclosure check is completed – if you do not complete one your contract will be cancelled.
- Kings Camps will pay the cost of a PVG check for Site Managers and voluntary work experience and work placement positions.
Stage 1 – Apply
Apply to join the PVG Scheme, or if you are an existing scheme member, apply for a PVG Scheme Record Update.
Please call 0114 263 2155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form. Please state if you are applying for the first time or if you are applying for an update.
Please note we will post the form to the address listed on your Kings Recruit profile so you must notify us of any change.
When you have received your application form in the post please read the notes carefully and apply for your check. Please do so as efficiently as possible and post the form back to:
The Kings Foundation
47 Snaithing Lane
Note: do not post back to disclosure Scotland as we need to first countersign your application once you have completed your ID check.
Stage 2 – Get an ID check
Applicants must confirm their ID for any disclosure check. We are unable to complete face to face ID checks from our head office and so we use the online Verify service. This involves creating a form online listing 3 accepted ID documents to prove your Identity, (a list of which documents you can us can be found in appendix 1 below)
Once you have completed the form, you’ll then be given 3 access codes and you’ll need to take these, along with your valid documents in person to your ID checker (you can nominate someone from a profession listed in appendix 2 below to approve your ID) Your ID checker will then need to log into the Verify website with your 3 access codes to confirm they have checked your documents and can confirm your ID.
To do this:
Go to https://www.veri-fy.co.uk/wl/eb9300 (Please note you should not type this address directly into Google)
- Fill out a Veri-fy form online
- Print out or save your access codes and instructions
- Meet up in person with your ID checker, (you can use one of the professionals listed in part B of the form) and ask them to confirm they have checked your identity.
- Your nominated professional can verify your identity by completing an online form on the Veri-fy website.
- Your ID documents will be returned to you
- IMPORTANT On the instruction sheet a date is shown by which you must have your identity confirmed (14 days after you have submitted your details). After that date, the data you have entered will be deleted from our system and you will have to start again.There may be a charge for having your identity confirmed-you will have to pay for this.
Stage 3 – Pay for your Disclosure
- The cost of a PVG scheme application is £59
- The cost of a PVG scheme update is £18.
- Please call 0114 263 2155 to make a payment by a credit or debit card.
Once your ID checker has submitted your verify form and we have received your PVG application form in the post we will complete the Contersignatory details and send the form to Disclsoure Scotland for processing. The PVG certificate will be issued to you directly in the post.
Appendix 1: List of Valid Identity Documents
Three documents must be seen in order to confirm your identity. This must be one document from Group 1 plus two other documents from either Group 1 or Group 2, including one with a confirmation of address.
If you have a valid Passport and/or a valid Driving Licence then you must select these as one and/or two of your three identity documents.
- Driving Licence (UK) (Full or provisional) – either photocard or paper (a photo card is only valid if the individual presents it with the counterpart licence)
- Birth Certificate (UK)
- Marriage/Civil Partnership Certificate
- Financial Statement ** – e.g. pension, endowment, ISA
- Adoption Certificate (UK)
- P45/P60 Statement **(UK)
- Bank/Building Society or Credit Card Statement*
- Utility Bill* – electricity, gas, water, telephone (landline only)
- EU National ID Card
- Council Tax Statement (UK) **
- Work Permit/Visa (UK) **
- A document from Central/ Local Government/ Government Agency/ Local Authority giving entitlement (UK)*:e.g. from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service , Customs & Revenue, Job Centre, Job Centre Plus, Social Security
- Letter from Head Teacher or College Principle* (ONLY 16-19 year olds in full time education)
*documentation should be less than three months old
**issued within past 12 months
At least one document must confirm the applicant’s current address and at least one document must confirm the applicant’s date of birth.
Appendix 2: List of Accepted Professionals
We accept people in the following professions to verify your ID. (Note: this list may be subject to change and may differ to the list you see on veri-fy):
- Certified or Chartered Accountant
- Regulated Person in the Financial Services Sector
- Barrister/Solicitor/Legal secretary/Paralegal
- Dentist/Doctor/Nurse (RGN and RMN)/Optician/Pharmacist/Midwife
- Minister of a recognised Religion (including Christian Science)
- Police Officer
- Teacher, Lecturer