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Child Protection - The PVG Scheme

All enquiries about PVG should be addressed to Hampden -  playingitsafe@scottish-football.com

ESSDA will be holding an online PVG Night on

  •     Monday 22nd January 2024  6:30pm to 8:00pm
  •     Tuesday 23nd January 2024  6:30pm to 8:00pm

Any ESSDA coach requiring to complete a PVG Application for SYFA membership is invited to attend.
Please drop me a note if you wish to attend and I will send the meeting details.

To attend the PVG online meeting, you will need to be able to use Zoom and have access to an online camera.  Zoom is free to use.

Please ensure that

1)    You are properly listed on SFA Live as an official of your club - check with your team secretary.  Your SFA Live status must be "Applicant".

2)    When on the zoom call, you will be asked to confirm your full name, title and email address and will be asked to show
        A:    Photo Id - either your passport or driving license
        B:    Recent proof of your current address - eg bank statement, council tax or utility bill not more than 3 months old.
                Your passport and driving license do not count as proof of address
You will be asked to confirm that you will be acting as a volunteer and will not be undertaking regulated work at home.
        D:    You will also be asked if you will be a First Aider.

        E:    Your existing PVG Scheme Membership status - are you already in the PVG Scheme registered to a different organisation?
        If an existing member, you need your PVG Scheme Membership Number.

If you do not know your PVG Scheme status or your PVG Scheme Membership number, please check with Disclosure Scotland on 03000 2000 40, as it is not possible to apply for new membership of the PVG Scheme  if you are already a member of the PVG Scheme.  The most common cause of rejected PVG Scheme Membership applications is incorrect scheme information. If in doubt, call Disclosure Scotland.

3)    Shortly after the PVG Meeting, you will be emailed a link to complete the PVG registration process by completing an online form.
You will have 7 days to complete this form.  Failure to complete the from in 7 days will mean you require to repeat some of the above process.

Coaches must not take part in club training, even under supervision, until they have successfully joined the PVG Scheme and are listed as PVG Scheme Members on SFA Live.

Anyone undertaking a supervisory role in any Club must be a member of the Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme and must understand their roles and responsibilities.

Adults who havenít had the necessary vetting checks should not be left alone with players or take them to the toilet unaccompanied.
For further information on Child Protection, please see http://www.scottishyouthfa.co.uk/index.php/information-downloads/protection-information

Your Club should have a Child Protection Officer who should be able to answer your queries.


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