“Precautionary Principle” sees PVG Scheme postponed

The introduction of the PVG Scheme has been postponed until February 2011 to ensure the system which supports it is as robust as it can be before it goes live.

Children’s Minister, Adam Ingram, announced the postponement following advice from the PVG Scheme Programme Board.  

The scheme had been scheduled to go live on 30 November 2010.

An exact date for commencement of the scheme will be announced by the end of 2010. In the meantime, the current service of enhanced disclosure for people who work with vulnerable groups will continue.