PVG Scheme registration

Supporting Volunteers to thrive

Anyone Volunteering with Urban Saints in Scotland may be requested to complete PVG registration before they start Volunteering. The following information will explain what you need to do.

If you are Volunteering with Urban Saints, you may be requested to complete a disclosure check. Depending where you live, or where you are Volunteering you may need to complete :

Access NI (Northern Ireland). 

DBS Check (England and Wales) 

PVG Check (Scotland) 

Please speak to the Volunteer Support Team if you are unsure which check you require.

The following information relates to PVG Checks for Scotland:

PVG Checks

Volunteering with Urban Saints in Scotland means that you will be involved in ‘Regulated Work’, therefore, disclosures must be managed through the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme. 


Urban Saints PVG Lead Signatory is Becca Ambrose.

How PVG works

Once you have applied to join the PVG scheme, Disclosure Scotland will carry out criminal record checks and share the results with Urban Saints.

Disclosure Scotland will keep checking your suitability to continue working with children. If they find new information which means you might have become unsuitable to work with children, they will inform Urban Saints.

Membership of the scheme lasts forever unless you decide to leave the scheme. If you do leave the scheme Urban Saints will be notified and you will no longer be able to volunteer with us until a new disclosure is received.

For more information please visit https://www.mygov.scot/pvg-scheme/



How to contact the team

Email: volunteersupport@urbansaints.org

Phone: 01582 589850 

Webpage: urbansaints.org/volunteersupport