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Working in Scotland – PVG Check

Everybody has a responsibility under the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) 2007 Act, to make sure that adults who are authorised to work or volunteer in regulated activity with children or adults at risk are suitable to do so.

The roles listed below have been identified as meeting the government criteria for regulated activity when the activity is advertised for or more attractive to children:

  • Club or Championship Safeguarding Officer
  • Recovery Officials
  • Clerk of the Course (including deputies)
  • Team personnel working or volunteering with under 18’s
  • Steward
  • Rescue Officials
  • Car and Kart Scrutineers
  • Team Managers
  • Medical roles, including Doctors, Paramedics and Medical Assistants

Examples:

When you sign up for your licence as Clerk of the Course, it is reasonably anticipated that you will be acting in this role at junior championships.

If this applies to you or is similar to your circumstances, you are required to sign up to the PVG scheme in order to be suitable for this role.

When you sign up for your licence as Clerk of the Course, it is reasonably anticipated that you will be acting in this role at races, targeted at or advertised for all ages or specifically over 18’s.

If this applies to you or is similar to your circumstances, you are not required to sign up to the PVG scheme as this is classed as incidental contact with children.

If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria, please contact safeguarding safeguarding@motorsportuk.org or call them on 01753 765000.

To proceed with completing your application to join the PVG scheme, please email safeguarding at safeguarding@motorsportuk.org with your licence number or full name and role and they will provide you with further instructions.

To understand more about the criteria for completing a PVG check, please see the Regulated Activity Flow Chart below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Regulated Activity Flow Chart

Safer Recruitment Policy