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
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.
Child Protection Documentation:
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.