All coaches working with children and protected adults are responsible for being knowledgeable and compliant with the current Protecting Vulnerable Groups Act. If coaches are undertaking regulated work with protected groups they should have the correct PVG check in place.
Coaches can be PVG checked as self employed or in association with a club, institution or local authority. If coaches are working with a club on a regular basis it is recommended good practice to have a PVG made through the club rather than as a self employed individual. If coaches are working regularly at several clubs a PVG update needs to be made with EVERY club. This is so that if an individual became barred from working with a protected group every club and organisation they work with can be informed.
Badminton Scotland can act as an Intermediary Body between Badminton Clubs and Disclosure Scotland, if the club is affiliated and contracted with us. This means any coaches that work with a club can ask Badminton Scotland to process their PVG.
Badminton Scotland cannot process PVG checks for self employed coaches, but can provide advice and guidance on this. If you are a self employed coach working with children or vulnerable adults, you must ensure you have an up to date PVG check.
PVG updates are recommended every 3-5 years.
Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Disclosure Scotland has information on the PVG process on their website: https://www.mygov.scot/apply-for-pvg/
Coaches Code of Conduct
It is essential that coaches follow a code of conduct when working with children. Please see below for useful downloads.
BADMINTONscotland Coaches Code of Conduct
UK Coaching Code of Practice for Sports Coaches
If you have a concern about a child, please use the contact details on here for advice and guidance.