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    • by Lara Henderson
      Development Officer for Scotland

    Each month, Team Scotland arrange online meetings for CTA members in Scotland. In recent months, these have included sessions on Scotland’s Accessible Travel Framework Motability’s Community Transport Grant programme and the Accelerate programme, which we co-hosted with Community Enterprise. We’re keen to work with other organisations.

    For our June Member Meeting, we were joined by Disclosure Scotland. Together we co-produced and delivered an interactive workshop which encouraged discussion on Disclosure checks in Scotland with a focus on the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme. With many Community Transport operators unsure of which Disclosure checks they should be arranging for their staff, and some legislative changes on the way, the session proved to be an interesting and useful one.

    Throughout the session, many important and relevant issues were raised by members, and Disclosure Scotland provided advice on a number of key questions – understanding who ‘protected adults’ are, how the PVG scheme works, the different levels of Disclosure, when PVG checks are required – among other tips for understanding the PVG scheme tailored to the needs and characteristics of the Community Transport sector.

    Due to the amount of interest we had in the session, and the engagement shown throughout the session, we have since produced a briefing for our members which summarises some of the issues discussed and advice given on the day. You can download the briefing here.

    Our reason for arranging this session was due to an interest shown by various CTA members in the topic. At CTA, we want to support our members as best we can in order to help develop the CT sector and help it continue to thrive. It’s so helpful for us when you let us know of any issues or queries you have, as it helps us to understand how we can support you and connect you with the right experts.

    With that in mind, if you have any topics you’d be interested in learning more about, or any suggestions for future CTA Scotland Member Meetings or events, please do let us know and we’ll do our best to facilitate this.

    If you’d like to get in touch, send us an email to scotland@ctauk.org.

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