How to update your Scheme record to include SLAB as a registered body if you are already PVG registered

If you are already PVG registered and you only require to update your PVG record to include SLAB as a registered body, the following steps must be carried out by the applicant to enable us to submit an online Scheme Update application to Disclosure Scotland.

Step 1

You must provide three forms of identification (ID) as part of the application process.  One form of ID needs to be photographic and one needs to contain the applicant’s DOB and current address.  The Compliance Manager of the applicant’s firm should be asked to verify the applicant’s ID.  The ID should be photocopied and verified by the Compliance Manager.

If you have a secure email address – cjsm.net – then please send an email to pvgschemeupdate@slab.org.uk.cjsm.net attaching/enclosing:

  • the verified copy ID,
  • an email address for the applicant, and
  • confirmation that you are an existing PVG member.

Disclosure Scotland guidance is that you send this securely. If you do not have a secure email address you may wish to consider using a Zip file.  Please see more information on Zip file at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/zip-and-unzip-files-8d28fa72-f2f9-712f-67df-f80cf89fd4e5

When the documents have been secured an email should then be sent to brandal@slab.org.uk attaching/enclosing:

  • the secured and verified copy ID,
  • a phone number so we can contact you for the password to the secured document,
  • an email address for the applicant, and
  • confirmation that you are an existing PVG member.

Step 2

Using the information provided in Step 1, the Counter-Signatory Officer at SLAB will prepare and submit the online PVG application to Disclosure Scotland.

Step 3

Disclosure Scotland will contact you by email and provide you with a link to your online application.  You must complete and return the application via email within seven days of receiving the email from Disclosure Scotland.

Please note that payment of the applicable fee is now paid online.

Step 4

Disclosure Scotland will confirm to the Counter-Signatory Officer at SLAB that they have received the online application and that they have begun the assessment process.

Should there be any queries regarding the application, Disclosure Scotland will contact the Counter-Signatory Officer at SLAB.  The Officer will then contact you in order to resolve any issue.

Step 5

When a decision on the application is made by Disclosure Scotland they will email the Counter-Signatory Officer at SLAB and you with a decision.  A paper certificate is still issued to all parties.

When the application process is complete your identification documents will be deleted from our records.

Step 6

Once PVG certification has been obtained, the Compliance Manager of your firm can contact the Children’s Legal Assistance Team to add your name to their firms duty solicitor list.

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