; Costs of PVG Scheme

For volunteers in qualifying organisations (i.e. the voluntary sector) there is no direct cost for Scheme Records and Updates. If you register with Disclosure Scotland there is an annual fee to be a registered organisation. Volunteer Scotland provides access to free checks for voluntary sector volunteers. Youth Scotland members can also access the PVG Scheme as part of their membership package.

Paid staff

An application to join the PVG Scheme is £59 for paid staff, or volunteers that are not working in the voluntary sector (e.g. volunteers in schools).

When an individual is a PVG Scheme member, the subsequent Scheme Update is £18. If the Update shows that information has been added since the last Scheme Record, the organisation can access a Scheme Record for £41 if applied for within 30 days. 

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