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Protecting Vulnerable Groups

Businessman with drawn cape on white brick background. Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) with disclosure scotland.

Elite Childcare Agency is a registered umbrella body with Disclosure Scotland. This designation enables us to provide counter signatory services for Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) applications. Our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of children is unwavering, and being a registered umbrella body is a testament to that commitment.

For more information on our PVG counter signatory services, please see below.

To apply for PVG please register with us; however, we need a formal agreement to act on your behalf. You will need to read the Code of Practice and accept this as part of the Elite Childcare Agency contract terms along with the secure handling of disclosure information.

As soon as we receive your request, we will begin to process your PVG application and contact you for all necessary information, once we have received this from you along with 3 of the following forms of identification we will be ready to submit your application;

  • Driving licence

  • Passport

  • Birth certificate

  • Utility bill

  • Bank statement

These must be countersigned by an independent person to verify identity.


We cannot process your application until we have received payment as follows:

  • New Applications to join PVG Scheme: £59 (+£15 admin  fee)

  • Existing PVG
    – If you answer ‘Yes’ to question A3: £18 (+£15 admin  fee)
    – If you answer ‘No’ to question A3- Scheme Record is required: £59 (+£15
     admin  fee)

Your completed application will then be passed to Disclosure Scotland to process.

Once we have received your PVG from Disclosure Scotland, we will forward it to you. As part of the terms of our agreement, you are expected to adhere to our policy relating to the secure handling of disclosure information.

If you have any questions regarding the PVG Scheme application, please dont hesitate to contact us or find any relevent information on the website.

PVG Services

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