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MAY 2024

6 May 2024

Clubs should have received information from Volunteer Scotland if they were a secondary organisation of Scottish Archery. This relates to the way in which PVGs are processed on behalf of Clubs by Scottish Archery and the changes which were required. We would like to provide an update on the process.

The way Scottish Archery processes PVGs on behalf of affiliated clubs is changing. This resulted from a review by Disclosure Scotland with new advice provided to all governing bodies of sport and the wider volunteering sector.

Each Club is responsible for ensuring all persons over the age of 16 (paid or voluntary) who work with children (under 18) are suitable to do so and should follow the Scottish Archery safe recruitment process.

Part of the safer recruitment process is ensuring that people who undertake regulated work with a protected group (eg children) within the club who require a PVG check have one.

It is an offence for clubs, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007, to employ someone who is barred from working with children whether in a paid or a voluntary capacity.

The only way to find out whether an individual is listed or is being considered for listing, and therefore barred from working with children, is through a criminal records check.

Clubs will be responsible for carrying out the Safer Recruitment Process and Scottish Archery will carry out a suitability Check which will be the PVG. Once both of these have been carried out, a Final Recruitment Decision will be made.

To read the full update, click here.

To view our Safeguarding Recruitment Process - Guidance Document, click here.

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