Proposals to ‘simplify and modernise’ disclosure system

Legislation to “simplify and modernise” the disclosure system in Scotland has been introduced at the Scottish Parliament.

The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill would seek to strengthen the protection of children and vulnerable people, while simplifying the system of applying for criminal record checks.

If passed, it would make the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme mandatory for anyone working with children and vulnerable people, such as sports coaches.

It would also end lifetime membership of the PVG scheme by replacing it with a renewable five-year membership.

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