The following information applies to PGA Professionals and volunteer golf coaches conducting 'regulated work' in Scotland, and whom are members of (or applying for membership of) the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.
The Data Protection Act 1998 requires that you are informed about how your personal information will be used. For the purposes of child wellbeing & child protection matters in Scotland, if your club receives information of concern, the club may share information about you with the sport’s Governing Bodies in Scotland (SGU/SLGA) and the appointed representatives of the partners within the Scottish Golf Child Protection Panel, including The PGA.
This may be related to, but not exclusively restricted to, where it has been alerted to circumstances that might affect your status as a member of the PVG scheme for regulated work with children or protected adults or your suitability to carry out the regulated work role for which you have applied/been appointed or already doing.
In the event such sharing is deemed necessary, it will normally only be carried out between the registered Child Protection Officers in the Club, Governing Body, and those appointed representatives within the Scottish Golf Child Protection Panel, including The PGA.