Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG Scheme)

Important information for all applicants applying for courses which involve placement opportunities (working with children or vulnerable adults).

EU/International students

Non-UK applicants seeking to be admitted to a course where a placement is part of the curriculum will need to bring with them a Certificate of Good Conduct/Police Certificate from their country of residence to provide assurance as to their good character. This is in addition to becoming a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme which will be facilitated by the University prior to placement.

Home/Rest of UK students

For UK applicants seeking to be admitted to a course where a placement is part of the curriculum, if you have lived/worked in any other country for a period of three months or more within the last five years, you'll need to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct/Police Certificate from that country. As these can take some time to obtain after returning to the UK, we advise you to ensure that you have obtained a Certificate while you are resident in that country. This document is obtained from the local police station or embassy/consulate. This is in addition to becoming a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG)

Please note: The PVG Scheme will be facilitated by the University prior to placement. Please direct any enquiries to disclosure@strath.ac.uk.

Further information is also available on the Disclosure Scotland website.