Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Disclosure of Criminal Information: consultation summary report

The simplified summary report on responses to the recent consultation on proposals for change to the disclosure regime in Scotland.


The consultation paper was published on 25 April 2018. The document was large and detailed: there were five sections in the consultation paper that sought stakeholders’ views and asked 94 questions. Late responses were accepted.

The consultation was distributed to a large number of key stakeholders, including over 3,000 organisations registered to us as registered bodies. We received 352 responses, 268 from organisations and 84 from individuals.

The online consultation was designed to allow respondents to respond to only the areas that are relevant to them. Some respondents provided a written statement rather than using the consultation questionnaire.


Disclosure Scotland policy team:

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