Regulated work with children is defined in schedule 2 of the PVG Act (as amended) which can be found at Annex A of the guidance. It is important to note that by no means are all individuals who come into contact with children through their work are doing regulated work with children.
Work which may be within scope of regulated work with children is:
- (a) a position whose normal duties include carrying out particular activities;
- (b) a position whose normal duties include work in particular establishments;
- (c) particular positions of trust or responsibility; or
- (d) a position whose normal duties include the day to day supervision or management of an individual doing regulated work with children by virtue of: (a) the activities the individual carries out or (b) work the individual does in establishments.
There is no lower age limit for the worker themselves, e.g. a 15 year old can also be doing regulated work with children.
Normal duties qualifies: (a) work carrying out activities; (b) work in establishments; and (d) day to day supervision or management of an individual carrying out those activities or working in those establishments. But it does not qualify (c) particular positions of trust and responsibility - an individual who works in one of those positions will always be doing regulated work.
A number of terms used have a particular definition in the legislation (which the guidance explains further) and it will be important to refer to this if you think the term used may be relevant to you or your organisation.