The Scottish Archery Association acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, being all junior members under 18 years of age, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and Children 1st requirements.
The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, all children have a positive and enjoyable experience of the sport within clubs affiliated to the Scottish Archery Association in a safe and child-centred environment; and are protected from abuse whilst participating in archery or outside of the activity.
SAA Policy: Child Protection - June 2015
SAA Policy: PVG Disclosure Handling - June 2015
SAA Policy: PVG Recruitment of Ex-Offenders - June 2015
SAA Policy: Making A Referral - June 2015
Martin Symonds, the SAA Child Protection Officer.
The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (the Act) provides for a scheme whereby individuals with a known history of harm can be prevented from doing work with children and / or protected adults.
Appendix 1: Club Secondary Contract
Appendix 2: Application for Position
Appendix 3: Self Declaration
Appendix 4: Identity Verification
Appendix 5: Referees Nomination Form
Appendix 6: SAA cover sheet
Appendix 7: Club PVG flowchart
If you have any questions, please contact Martin Symonds, the SAA Child Protection Officer.
Mobile: 07702 008557
The following forms are available in both word and PDF forms. The word versions can be completed on a computer. In line with the SAA Equality policy, forms will be made available in braille or other languages on request.
Safeguarding in Sport provides advice, resources, training and consultancy to any sporting organisation working with children.
Archery GB have a very comprehensive set of Forms and Codes of Conduct as part of their Child Protection Policy and Procedures
Disclosure Scotland was established in 2002 to provide criminal records checks under Part V of the Police Act 1997. It became an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government on 1 April 2009 operating on behalf of Scottish Ministers. We also deliver Protection service under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (PVG Act).
Our primary objective is to provide an accurate and responsive Disclosure service which enhances public safety through enabling safer recruitment decisions.