Child Welfare

Motherwell Football Club Community Trust is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. We recognise the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation.  

We have a responsibility to help protect young people and incorporate good practice as an essential element to ensure that this happens.

Should you require any further information, please contact us on 01698 239926.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups

In February 2011, the Scottish Government introduced a new membership scheme to replace and improve upon the current disclosure arrangements for people who work with vulnerable groups.

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) will:

  • help to ensure that those who have regular contact with children and protected adults through paid and unpaid work do not have a known history of harmful behaviour.
  • be quicker and easier to use, reducing the need for PVG Scheme members to complete a detailed application form every time a disclosure check is required.
  • strike a balance between proportionate protection and robust regulation and make it easier for employers to determine who they should check to protect their client group.

What do Protection Services do when I apply to be a PVG Scheme Member?

They will check:

  • Are you barred from working with children and/or protected adults?

A check is carried out to confirm that you are not barred from working with children and/or protected adults. If you are barred you will be refused PVG Scheme Membership. This means that you cannot work with the workforce you are barred with (subject to certain exceptions)

  • You are not barred from working with children and/or protected adults.

A search will be carried out to check for vetting information (e.g. convictions, cautions, children’s hearing findings, other relevant information from the police).

  • There is no vetting information or it does not have a bearing on your suitability to do regulated work.

Your PVG Scheme Membership certificate will be issued

  • There is vetting information which has a bearing on your suitability to do regulated work.

If the vetting information identifies conduct which has a bearing on your suitability to do regulated work your application for PVG Scheme Membership will be considered by Protection Services.

What do Protection Services do once I am a PVG Scheme Member?

All PVG Scheme Members are subject to ongoing monitoring (continuous updating). This means that when you are a PVG Scheme Member your vetting information is kept up-to-date and if there is new information about you this will be assessed to determine if you are unsuitable to do regulated work with children and/or protected adults.


Completing a PVG application form

Advice for individuals can be found here, including a video run-through of completing the form, can be found here

Key Child Welfare Contacts


Contact Details


ChildLine 0800 1111
North Lanarkshire Child Protection 01698 452859
Safeguarding in Sport Service 0141 419 1156
Children 1st 0131 446 2300
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90
Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87
Respect Me (Anti-Bullying) 0800 441111
ParentLine Scotland 0800 028 2233
NSPCC 24-Hour Helpline 0808 800 5000