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.

Full Child Protection Policy Statement

Junior Archers at an Indoor Competition

What Does Child Protection Mean?

What does Child Protection mean for Juniors?

Read our simple guide What does Child Protection Mean for Juniors

What does Child Protection mean for Parents & Guardians?

Read our simple guide  What does Child Protection Mean for Parents

PVG Guidance and Documents for Clubs

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.

PVG Membership for Clubs - v2 

Ministerial Code

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: Scottish Archery cover sheet 

Appendix 7: Club PVG flowchart

Safeguarding Update Newsletter - February 2020


If you have any questions, please contact the Scottish Archery Child Protection Officer.


Phone: 01875 811344


The following forms are available in both word and PDF forms. The word versions can be completed on a computer. In line with the Scottish Archery Equality policy, forms will be made available in braille or other languages on request.

Significant incident reporting form - PDF or Word - For recording and reporting any significant incident involving a child.

Request to use camera and video equipment - PDF or Word - for persons wishing permission to record images of children.

Safe in Care - Partnership with Parents form - PDF or Word - consent forms for parents of children involved in SAA/club activities (e.g. Development Squads, events)

Application Form - PDF or Word - for individuals who applying to an SAA position (paid or unpaid) where the role is deemed to be 'Regulated Work'

Self Declaration Form -  Word - for individuals who applying to an SAA position (paid or unpaid) where the role is deemed to be 'Regulated Work'

PVG Application Guidance Notes - for New PVG Scheme Member, and for Existing PVG Scheme Member

Safeguarding in Sport

Safeguarding in Sport provides advice, resources, training and consultancy to any sporting organisation working with children.

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Archery GB logo - link to website

Archery GB Resources

Archery GB have a very comprehensive set of Forms and Codes of Conduct as part of their  Child Protection Policy and Procedures


Disclosure Scotland

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.

Disclosure Scotland


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