Chess Scotland - Service for Clubs and Congresses
PVG (Child Protection) compliance
As legislation changed and associated procedures developed,
it became increasingly clear that there is a need for Chess Scotland to assist
Chess Clubs and Congresses in order to ensure that they are complying with
legislation such as Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) ( Scotland ) Act
2007. The service provided by Chess
Scotland and the conditions to be met before it is relevant are summarised in
the main policy document Main Policy Document The
purpose of this document is to explain how the service operates.
The steps to be followed by either a club or a congress ("club"
used to include both from this point onwards) in utilising the service are:-
- Take a collective decision by the relevant local
officials to use the service taking account of the conditions set out in the
Main Policy Document
- Contact the Chess Scotland Lead Signatory, Steve
Mannion, in writing seeking the service.
Contact can either be by email Steve Mannion or by letter to his home address:-
By Dunkeld PH8 0HA
club then receives a written contract which has to be signed by all relevant club
officials and returned by post to the Lead Signatory. At the same time, the name, official position
and contact details of the person(s) wishing to apply to join PVG scheme are supplied.
the Lead Signatory or an Additional Signatory will then post one form direct to
each applicant's private address. Guidance notes will be provided to assist the completion of the form and
telephone support will be available to answer any questions or doubts.
completed form together with the requisite proof of identity documents are then
returned to the Lead Signatory who may or may not initiate some enquiries for
additional background information before the form is forwarded for processing
by the relevant government officials.
PVG Scheme Record is then sent by the relevant agency direct to the applicant's
home address. He/she can then retain it
for display to third partes at his/her discretion.
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