All Coaches, Officials, Child Wellbeing and Protection Officers, and volunteers that conduct regulated work or come into regular contact with Children or Protected Adults at Affiliated Boxing Clubs are mandated to hold a PVG with Boxing Scotland.
Accessing PVG Checks
If your club is affiliated with Boxing Scotland. Boxing Scotland is registered with the Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services (VSDS) to access free PVG checks for volunteers. PVG checks are now completed online (offline version is also available if required but will take longer)
The Online PVG Application Service is a simple 8 step start to finish process:
- Step 1: Club requests PVG check completing a request with your regional Development Officer with the name of the club member who requires a PVG. The ID check will be arranged with the individual.
- Step 2: Regional Development Officer will complete the VSDS Online Application Request form and return it via email to VSDS. The Club member will receive an update at the ID verification explaining what will happen next.
- Step 3: VSDS input data provided by organisation to Disclosure Scotland’s PVG Online Application Portal.
- Step 4: Disclosure Scotland’s automatically generated link will be sent to the applicant. The applicant will have 7 days to complete this link.
- Step 5: Applicant completes personal information via email link. Applicant information submitted directly to Disclosure Scotland.
- Step 6: Disclosure checks undertaken by Disclosure Scotland.
- Step 7: Certificate issued to VSDS and the applicant.
- Step 8: VSDS issue certificate to Boxing Scotland
- Step 9: VSDS will notify Boxing Scotland of the outcome of PVG if not forthcoming.
Remember: PVG is only one part of the appointment and selection process for individuals in regulated work.
Please contact your Development Officer for more information.
North District – Ben Holme, email@example.com 07702 866135
East District – Stewart Ferguson, firstname.lastname@example.org 07944 598755
West District – Paul Coleman, email@example.com 07803 513699
Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport
Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (CWPS) supersedes the previous Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) course. The training will provide you with the knowledge on child wellbeing and protection that will give you the confidence to deal with issues that may arise in your role working with children.
16 years + who are in regulated work, delivering or leading sporting activities.
eLearning module introduces you to the basic theory, knowledge and practice which underpins child wellbeing and protection in sport. On average it should take around 30 minutes to complete the module and you MUST complete this module before attending Module 2.
By the end of module 1 learners will be able to:
- Understand what is meant by ‘child wellbeing and protection’
- Recognise the value of a child-centred approach to child wellbeing and protection
- Identify good practice in relation to child wellbeing and protection and how this impacts the sports environment
- Recognise the legislative and policy framework around child wellbeing and protection
- Identify and respond to possible child wellbeing or protection concerns
- Identify the limits of your safeguarding role and know when to get support
A 3-hour face-to-face training course led by one of sportscotland’s approved tutors. Learners must complete both modules to gain the qualification and receive their certificate. Due to COVID19 restrictions Module 2, can be delivered virtually. The Approved Tutor List indicates which tutors are able to deliver virtually.
By the end of module 2 learners will:
- Be introduced to the Spectrum of Practice and use it to consider, evaluate and respond to common coaching scenarios
- Receive an introduction to the factors that create a culture of poor practice
- Identify barriers to disclosure
- Cover the process for responding to concerns
- Put the responding to concerns process into practice to deal with serval complex cases
Club Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer
It is the responsibility of everyone involved in the day-to-day running of any boxing club to ensure the welfare, health, and safety of the boxer is of paramount importance.
Each club must have a designated Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer (CWPO) whose responsibilities are as follows;
Undertakes mandated Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer Training which is to attend the two required Sport workshops which must be renewed every 3 years.
1. ‘Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport’ and
2. ‘Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer’ along with any other relevant child protection training;
Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer (CWPO) whose responsibilities are as follows;
1. Ensure that club child protection procedures are understood and adhered to by all
2. Establish and maintain the club’s complaint procedure(s) as per BSL Child Protection guidelines;
3. Be familiar with current child protection legislation and The Children Act 1989;
4. Understand the Boxing Scotland child protection procedures, rules and regulations and seek clarification on any areas of uncertainty;
5. In the event of a complaint being made ensure that the complaints procedures are met in accordance with the BSL child protection guidelines and see the procedures through to the final decision;
6. To be actively involved in the vetting and recruitment processes of new staff and/or volunteers at the club;
7. The sole responsibility for the safe and responsible filing and storage of confidential details and documents;
All Club Coaches
Undertakes mandated ‘Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport’ Training;
Attend the one required workshop which must be renewed every 3 years.
1. ‘Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport’
All Course dates can be found at the link below.
sportscotland Training workshops calendar
Child Protection Documentation:
BSL – Child Protection – BSL Child Protection Policy
New Standards For Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport
BSL – Committee-Role-Descriptor-for-Child-Wellbeing-Officer.pdf
BSL- New-Combined-Club- Volunteer-Coach-Application-Form.pdf
BSL – BSL Anti Bullying Policy
BSL – Child Protection – Responding to Concerns About a Child Flowchart
BSL – Child Protection – Responding to Concerns Document – Club
BSL – Child Protection – Ten Steps to Safeguard Children in Boxing
BSL – Child Protection – Self Declaration Form – Regulated work with children
BSL – Child Protection – PVG Guidance notes and Q&A
BSL – Child Protection – NSPCC – Social Media strategies for sport
Stay Safe Poster Have Fun Poster for Clubs – Club Child Protection Officer Poster
Responding to Concerns
Boxing Scotland Lead POC for Child Wellbeing – Marianne.firstname.lastname@example.org
- help to avoid those receiving information from engaging in judgments.
- reassure those who report concerns that an appropriate course of action will ensue.
- support those charged with managing concerns by providing them with a step-by-step process to follow.
- safeguard the rights of those against whom complaints or allegations have been made.