Some students on Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research Programmes at University of Edinburgh may be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) Scheme - Disclosure Scotland. Find out more and who to contact.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) – Disclosure Scotland
Anyone seeking work with children or protected adults in either a paid or voluntary capacity must apply to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. Applications for PVG Scheme membership are processed and assessed by Disclosure Scotland who provides this service on behalf of the Scottish Government as a means of enhancing security, public safety and protecting the vulnerable in society.
All the information that you require about the scheme is on the Scottish Government website including the different types of Disclosure and how to apply.
Scottish Government PVG Disclosure Scotland Guidance (External site)
Do I need to do this?
Some students on Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research Programmes may be required to join the PVG scheme. Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught students will be made aware of this additional requirement prior to application, and we will inform applicants again at the point of offer if a PVG is required.
If a student decides to undertake some research while they are on-programme they may also apply to become a member of the Scheme.
If the work that you wish to undertake is related to your research, studies or placement, the University will make the application for you, please contact the appropriate department:
Undergraduate and PGDE admissions
If you require a PVG because you are an Undergraduate student or applying for the PGDE and TLT programmes, Master of Social Work or MN Nursing programmes and you are required to join the scheme to be admitted into the University, and you have an enquiry, please contact:
Postgraduate Taught admissions
If you require a PVG because you are a Postgraduate Taught (Master’s) student (with the exception of the programmes listed above) and you are required to join the scheme to be admitted into the University, and you have an enquiry, please contact:
CAHSS.PGPVG@ed.ac.uk - please use ‘PVG enquiry’ as the subject line for your email.
If you are a Postgraduate Research (PGR) student and you wish to undertake research that requires you to join the scheme, please contact:
If you require a PVG because you are a member of University staff (from any College), this is dealt with through Human Resources.
Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme Information for University Staff (Human Resources)