All sports coaches will be required to undergo mandatory disclosure checks under new proposed guidelines.
The Scottish Government will today publish a consultation into how to improve the disclosure process, which includes the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme, which covers those working with children and vulnerable groups.
Proposals include making membership mandatory for those in sensitive roles, and making PVG certificates time-limited.
Childcare and early years minister Maree Todd said: “We have a duty to make Scotland a fair and safe society, supporting people into work, protecting children and those in receipt of medical or care services.
“Establishing the PVG scheme in 2011, the Scottish Parliament created a forward-thinking disclosure regime to balance safeguarding individual rights to respect for their private life.
“These new proposals will allow Disclosure Scotland to improve its services to customers, simplifying and modernising our disclosure system so that it is fit for a digital future, whilst continuing to ensure people receive the best possible protection.
“I encourage all organisations and individuals who are involved with disclosure to give us their feedback.”