An individual has a right to appeal the decisions of the Recruitment Sub-Committee. The intention to appeal should be intimated to the Principal Clerk within fourteen days of receipt of the Recruitment Sub-Committee's decision.
An appeal can be brought only on one or more of the following grounds:
- That there were irregularities in the process whereby the Recruitment Sub-Committee reached its decision
- That the final decision of the Recruitment Sub-Committee was influenced by incorrect material fact, or
- That the Recruitment Sub-Committee in reaching its decision acted contrary to the principles of natural justice
Any disagreement as to the contents or accuracy of the PVG Scheme Record, Basic Disclosure Certificate or DBS check cannot be the subject of an appeal under this procedure and must be taken up by the person directly with Disclosure Scotland or the Disclosure and Barring Service through the procedures established by that body.