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  • Scottish Government Consultation: PVG/Disclosure of Criminal Information

    Created: 26/04/2018

    This Scottish Government consultation seeks views on proposals for the reform to the disclosure regime in Scotland. The aim is for respondents to focus on what changes are required to make disclosure of criminal convictions fit for the 21st century.  Some changes that may be identified might be better pursued through non-legislative means.  Others may require to be looked at in terms of wider Scottish Government policy.

    Their pre consultation engagement brought out the complex nature of the present disclosure system. It also brought out the high degree of value and trust that people invest in Disclosure Scotland and all of its products, but particularly the PVG Scheme.  The disclosure system is complex and one of our aims must be to make sure that this is simplified as much as possible to make it truly customer-focused so that we can deliver a better system suitable for the next 10 years and beyond.

    The proposals relate to the following:

    • Disclosure Scotland products
    • Application for the removal of conviction information
    • The length of time spent convictions will be disclosed
    • Barring and listing functions
    • Fee structure
    • The duration of PVG scheme membership
    • Mandatory nature of the PVG Scheme
    • The disclosure of convictions of under 18s
    • Changes to Other Relevant Information
    • The scope of regulated work

    To read more and to take part in the consultation please visit the consultation website.

    The consultation closes on 18 July 2018.

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