➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
United Kingdom: Stricter rules to be introduced for new teachers to enhance child protection
Press and Journal – January 28, 2017
In the past, new teachers were allowed to step into the classroom, prior to the city council receiving a PVG [Protecting Vulnerable Groups] form from Disclosure Scotland, which ensures people are suitable to work with children and vulnerable people. Under the scheme, which has been in place for four years, any new recruit would have to have a PVG from either their previous employer or the General Teaching Council for Scotland.