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Criminal Record Checking

In Scotland, the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland. It helps make sure people whose behaviour makes them unsuitable to work with children and/or protected adults can’t do ‘regulated work’ with these groups.

All Event Directors and Run Directors of junior parkrun events in Scotland must have a PVG check. If a cleared Run Director is not available the event must be cancelled.

Scottish Athletics will process the applications for junior parkrun volunteers using the following process:

  1. The applicant contacts their Ambassador and provides relevant details including name, address, date of birth, personal email address and details of any previous checks.
  2. The Ambassador will then verify the Applicant's identity and address from relevant documents such as passport driving licence and utility or similar bill/correspondence.
  3. The Ambassador will then forward the relevant information to Liz Corbett (Lead Ambassador for parkrun Scotland).
  4. Liz will then submit a request to Disclosure Scotland to send you an online application form.
  5. At this stage, you will get an email from Disclosure Scotland, asking you to complete your application form online. You only have 14 days to complete this and return it - if you miss the deadline you will have to start the process again.
  6. Please complete the online application form within 14 days and submit to Disclosure Scotland as directed.
  7. Disclosure Scotland will then process your PVG application and send you a paper certificate. Please keep your certificate safe for future reference.
  8. Clare Fowler, parkrun Safeguarding Lead, will be sent a copy of your certificate by email ; she will verify it, note that you are cleared to carry out the role of RD/ED at junior parkrun, record the details we need and then delete it.
  9. Volunteers who have completed a PVG Disclosure for parkrun and who decide to stop volunteering should contact Disclosure Scotland directly to inform them by completing this form and emailing it to