Compliance with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme is integral to the process of safeguarding but should not be viewed in isolation. It should be used in conjunction with a robust recruitment and selection procedure, a defined induction process coupled with appropriate child protection training and adherence to your Club Child Protection Policy.
The PVG Scheme makes it clear that, Cricket Scotland is responsible for its own staff but that it is the individual Club who is the employer in respect of persons undertaking regulated work (either paid or voluntary) with children at a Club. Regulated work is normally carried out by persons at a Club holding the following positions in relation to working with those under 18 years of age participating in cricket :
●Coach ● Assistant Coach ● Team Manager/Organiser ● Parent Helper ● CPO ● Physiotherapist
It is an offence for a person who is barred from working with children, to seek or undertake work from which they are barred. Additionally, it is also an offence to offer regulated work (paid or unpaid) to an individual who is barred from that work.
The PVG Scheme allows Cricket Scotland and clubs to check applicants/volunteers criminal records to ensure that this does not happen and safeguards both the children and the organisations.
In order for Cricket Scotland to process PVG forms for your club you must have in place a secondary contract. Link to this form is below – simply fill it in and return to Cricket Scotland.
A comprehensive training programme for club representatives in respect of the PVG application process has been undertaken and further information can be obtained from:
Tel: 0131 313 7425