Disclosure Scotland

Statement of Intent

It is the intention of the University to comply with the Disclosure Scotland statutory requirements and code of practice, so far as is reasonably practicable, in order to ensure that the University meets its mandatory and discretionary disclosure obligations. 

Statement of Compliance

It is the duty of the approved ‘Lead Signatory’ and all approved ‘Counter Signatories’ to ensure that they personally comply with all requirements of the Disclosure Scotland Code of Practice, in order to ensure that the University fulfils its statutory obligations.

More information relating to Disclosure Scotland and  Code of Practice can be sourced from the Disclosure Scotland website:

Although work on the Disclosure Scotland procedures is still ongoing, the following information is currently available:

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme

The PVG Scheme, managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland commenced on 28 February 2011. Details are available from the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Scotland website

People who work with vulnerable groups on a regular basis will need to join the PVG Scheme. From then on their membership records will be automatically updated should any new vetting information arise.  Vetting information is conviction information retrieved from the criminal justice systems and non-conviction information held by the police that is considered relevant.

For students seeking assistance or advice regarding disclosure checks or the PVG Scheme, your school/department contact is:

For staff seeking assistance or advice regarding disclosure checks or the PVG Scheme, you should contact:

Referrals by Organisations

The PVG Act places a duty on organisations to make a referral in certain circumstances. Broadly speaking these are that: (a) an individual doing regulated work has done something to harm a child or protected adult and (b) the matter is so serious that the organisation has (or would) permanently remove the individual from regulated work.

Failure to refer an individual may mean that someone unsuitable for regulated work does not become barred and could go on and harm other vulnerable people.

RGU's Lead Signatory will be responsible for making the referral.

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    Lina Khairy

    A communal garden on the site of the old Craiginches Prison designed by a student from RGU’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment has been officially opened by the Scottish Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart MSP.