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Question ref. S5O-04230
Asked by: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 27 February 2020

Question

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what requirements there are for people working in the Parliament to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme administered by Disclosure Scotland.

Current status: Answered by Liam McArthur on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body on 5 March 2020


Answer

The SPCB employs staff within the Education Team that are required to be registered with the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. The Education Officer posts have been assessed as undertaking duties which fall within the scope of ‘regulated work’ as defined in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. This means that anyone appointed to these posts will be required to be registered with the PVG Scheme and their ongoing suitability to work with children is checked by Disclosure Scotland.