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Number of Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme applications: FOI release

Published: 18 Dec 2018
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Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
18 Dec 2018
Number of Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme applications: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03515
Date received: 26 November 2018
Date responded: 13 December 2018
 
Information requested
 

You asked for the following information on a monthly basis for the last 12 months.

1. The number of applications for PVG’s.

2. The number of approved PVG’s.

3. The average processing time for a PVG.

4. The average processing time to make a change to an existing PVG.

5. The average time to add a new body (organisation of interest) onto an existing PVG.

On the 28th November 2018 we asked for clarification on the last question in your original request. 

Could we clarify what is meant by making a change to an existing PVG and what information would be considered a change. In regards to adding a new body could we clarify if this is for an individual PVG account.

On the 28th November 2018 your provided more detail of the information you require

1. This change might be the change of address of the member or the addition of a married name.

2. Where a PVG has been obtained by body “A” and the member then works for body “B”, how long does it take for body “B” interest in the member take to be added.

Response

I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested in the table below, with the 5 questions being answered in order, from columns 1 to 5.

Date

1. Total applications received for PVGs

2. Number of approved PVGs

3. Average processing time for a PVG (days)

4. Average processing time to make a change to an existing PVG

5. Average time to add a new body onto an existing PVG.

Nov-17

25,680

25,230

3.09

1.71

1.71

Dec-17

16,980

17,060

3.19

1.95

1.95

Jan-18

19,070

18,410

2.49

1.58

1.58

Feb-18

21,690

19,480

2.55

1.92

1.92

Mar-18

22,870

21,760

3.44

2.43

2.43

Apr-18

21,970

20,380

3.04

2.01

2.01

May-18

25,860

25,430

3.75

2.50

2.50

Jun-18

26,010

24,590

3.78

2.54

2.54

Jul-18

26,680

25,320

3.46

2.14

2.14

Aug-18

25,860

25,340

3.51

2.22

2.22

Sep-18

28,200

25,750

3.87

2.64

2.64

Oct-18

28,370

28,950

3.40

2.34

2.34

Notes:
1 – Figures for total numbers of applications received and approved are rounded to nearest 10.
2. Questions 4 & 5 both relate to Scheme Record Updates and therefore have the same average processing times.

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