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Personal Assistant Newsletter June 2022

Download this PA Programme Newsletter – June 2022 Editor’s welcome Donald Macleod, Chief Executive, SDSS This is the second of a series of newsletters to let you know about the exciting work that is going on in relation to your roles as Personal Assistants. This work is being led by a Scottish Government board, the […]

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Implementing the Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020: Digital Certificates Research

Research on Digital Disclosure Certificates: As part of the implementation of the Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020, one of the developments being looked at is the provision of digital certificates. Before this change is implemented however, the team working on this would like to involve people using the Disclosure Scotland service. They would like to hear […]

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Social Care: Scottish Government PVG Waiver

Social Care Workforce newstarts to benefit from Scottish Government PVG waiver When any new people start to work in social care in Scotland, they are likely to have to register with the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme run by Disclosure Scotland. This is a way for  employers to check whether there is anything preventing a […]

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Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020: Information Session

Learn about the new Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020: The new Disclosure (Scotland) Act came into law on 14 July 2020 and will change some aspects of the criminal records scheme. This online information session is being delivered by Disclosure Scotland and is aimed at anyone with an interest in the new Act, especially people who […]

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Disclosure bill update.

The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 12 June 2019. A copy of the bill can be found on the Scottish Parliament website here. The bill sets out proposals to modernise and improve the proportionality of the state disclosure system in Scotland. The Government’s response to the consultation has now been […]

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PVG consultation: report now published.

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme was launched in 2011 and is managed by Disclosure Scotland to help ensure people whose behaviour makes them unsuitable to work with children or protected adults can’t do regulated work with these vulnerable groups. On 25 April 2018, the Scottish Government launched a consultation on how they can simplify and […]

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PVG scheme: consultation events.

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 […]

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PVG scheme reform: have your say!

The disclosure system Scotland in changing which could have a range of implications for PA employers. In light of the upcoming consultation with some uncertainties- such as the mandatory nature of the PVG structure and whether this will also apply to family members, we will be holding two consultation events around the PVG scheme with representatives from Disclosure […]

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