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Disclosure Scotland Duty to Refer Training (2.5hr) Edinburgh (AM)

Disclosure Scotland

Thursday, 30 May 2019 from 10:00 to 12:30 (BST)

Disclosure Scotland Duty to Refer Training (2.5hr)...

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Thank you for considering attending our Duty to Refer workshop. 

Feedback provided by our customers and stakeholders in recent years has indicated that the “duty to refer” is not widely understood by employers of “regulated work” (i.e. PVG) roles.  

Consequently, Disclosure Scotland are offering specific referral training for employers to gain a greater understanding of the duty to refer process and when it applies in disciplinary or misconduct matters.   

All employers involved in providing regulated work must be aware of referral obligations as part of their disciplinary procedures. The PVG Act 2007 places duties on organisations to refer individuals to Disclosure Scotland when certain conditions are met. Information on these duty to refer obligations can be found on our website.  

This training workshop is designed to provide countersignatories and those within your organisation who are involved in the disciplinary process with the opportunity to:

  • understand why your referral obligations exist and how they relate to a safer Scotland
  • gain or improve upon understanding of your referral obligations to help determine if referrals to Disclosure Scotland are required in the future  
  •  understand the process for referring to Disclosure Scotland
  • ask questions and participate in group discussion  

Places on these events are limited to two per organisation, this is to allow as many organisations as possible to attend. If you feel a number of your staff would benefit from this training, Disclosure Scotland may be able to visit your workplace instead to ensure everyone is included.  If this is something you think you would be interested in, please contact our Customer Engagement Team via to discuss this possibility further.   


We value your time and contribution and want to make sure everyone we have invited can participate freely. To ensure this we have confirmed the workshop venue has: 

  • a ramp/lift/step free access to the building and all necessary rooms we’d like you to use during your time with just
  • doorways which are a minimum 800 mm wide for wheelchair access to all required rooms
  • a disabled toilet facility

If there is anything we have not thought of or anything else you need us to provide so you can participate (for example signer, easy read documents, etc) please let us know and we will do our very best to provide these.



Please note there is no on-site parking at Saughton House. If you are a Blue Badge holder please contact to arrange for a parking space.


Details of how to get to Saughton House can be found at Scottish Government Website

Do you have questions about Disclosure Scotland Duty to Refer Training (2.5hr) Edinburgh (AM)? Contact Disclosure Scotland

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Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
EH11 3XD Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 30 May 2019 from 10:00 to 12:30 (BST)

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Disclosure Scotland

Disclosure Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government.


Protecting Scotland's People by preventing and removing harmful people from working and volunteering with vunerable groups, including children and protected adults, and helping employers make better informed decisions. 

Disclosure Scotland also manages the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme


We offer 3 main workshops that are regularly held across Scotland:


PVG Eligibility (3 Hours)

This session gives those involved in recruitment and/or counter signatories the opportunity to learn about the purpose of the PVG scheme, available Disclosure Types and when to use them.


Duty to Refer (3 Hours)

This session gives counter signatories and those involved in disciplinary matters the opportunity to learn about the PVG referral process, employers' obligations around referrals and the 'Consideration' process.


Registered Body Workshop (Full Day)

A full day programme targeted towards new counter signatories or existing ones who require a refresher. It incorporates both PVG Eligibility and Duty to Refer workshops.

Refreshment and lunch are provided. (RB Workshop only)


These sessions can also be tailored to your organisation's needs and delivered onsite if you have several colleagues who would like to attend.

If you are interested in a Bespoke DS Workshop, please contact us through the details below.



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