PVG Information

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) is a membership scheme managed by Disclosure Scotland. The idea of a PVG helps to ensure those whose behaviour makes then unsuitable to work with Children or vulnerable adults can not do regulated work with these groups.

Obtaining a PVG is a mandatory part of becoming a STEM Ambassador.

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Disclosure Scotland are currently working on applications submitted on

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The process

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The PVG application process from Disclosure Scotland is now fully online. You must only apply for your PVG membership through us and not directly with Disclosure Scotland.

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STEM Ambassador Hub staff will contact you to check two forms of ID from you. We then send your details to Disclosure Scotland.

Disclosure Scotland will email you directly with a link to complete your online application – you will have 7 days from receiving this link to complete your application.

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Following the successful completion of the Disclosure Checks by Disclosure Scotland, they will issue you a certificate by post, and we will receive our

own copy of this. We will update your STEM Ambassador account, and email you to confirm that you are officially a volunteer with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question about your PVG application that isn't answered above, please contact us at pvg@sserc.scot and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.