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Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG)

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a membership scheme for people who do regulated work with children and/or vulnerable adults. It is managed by Disclosure Scotland and membership lasts for life.


You must have registered to become an Official with a Scottish Para-Football Club before you can be PVG checked. Your PVG check must be carried out through Scottish Para-Football (not the individual club with which you are volunteering) in order for your membership to be approved. PVG checks which have been carried out through a different organisation cannot be used as part of your application.


To submit a PVG application, applicants should follow these steps:

1) Download and complete the PVG Application Request Form

2) Send this to your Club Secretary, Child Wellbeing & Protection Officer (CWPO) or Safeguarding Officer along with THREE forms of ID, one of which must be photographic (e.g. passport, photo card driving licence, utility bill, council tax statement. Any letters/utility bills must be dated within 3 months of the PVG application.)

3) The Club Secretary/CWPO should then send the application to Scottish ParaFootball at

In the body of the email the following declaration must be noted;

“Dear Scottish Para-Football

I can confirm that this official agrees to you submitting the attached PVG Application Request Form. The official is aware that they must complete the application via a link sent to the directly from Volunteer Scotland. Failure to complete the PVG application online will result in the official being removed from Scottish Para-Football.

This email is verification of their ID."

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