PVG Disclosure during Covid-19 pandemic

deafscotland is registered as a counter signatory body with Disclosure Scotland (under its legal name – Scottish Council on Deafness).

At the moment, we are not countersigning disclosure applications.

We’re a small team and have very limited resources in place. We’re currently working on a number of projects over the coming months which requires our full focus. Apologies for the inconvenience.

We will let you know when we will run this service again.

Disclosure Scotland has updated their disclosure application forms.

The updated forms are available on their website. Please use these if you are applying for a disclosure by email.

If you wish to apply for a basic disclosure, you can also do this using their online service.

Their application forms for coronavirus response workers have been updated too – please only use these dedicated forms if you meet the criteria.

Update from Disclosure Scotland Chief Executive, Gerard Hart

Disclosure Scotland has been working hard to prioritise checks for coronavirus response workers as well as continuing with business as usual.

At this moment in time we are completing the majority of our checks within our 14 day target but we understand this has not been experienced by everyone.

As is the case for many businesses across the country, most of our staff are working from home and we have experienced some technical issues. We are implementing new processes to ensure the delay experienced by some is rectified as a matter of urgency. I would like to apologise to anyone who has received or is continuing to receive a less than expected level of service.

I would also like to address reports circulating that Disclosure Scotland has lost a number of applications. Please be assured this is not the case. There has been no data breach at Disclosure Scotland.

Again, I would like to apologise to anyone who has not received an acceptable service recently and ask that during this unprecedented time, you have patience with us.

We are working to deploy a true online channel for PVG and are in private beta testing of this. When we roll this out it will make a big difference to the ease by which our customers can access our services. We will keep you posted.

Thank you and stay safe.