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Scotland - Pre-employment checks revert to previous positionScotland - Pre-employment checks revert to previous position

In light of registered care services not reporting significant staffing and recruitment problems, the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council have decided to revert to the previous position regarding pre-employment checks.

This means that providers are expected to have received satisfactory checks including Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership and references before an individual starts work. Removing the previous flexibility introduced at the start of the pandemic is aligned with Disclosure Scotland confirming that there are no longer delays in PVG checking.

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