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United on need for PVG checks

COUNCILLORS have said it is time for every elected member to be passed ‘fit for duty’ under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) legislation, after a story in last week’s Oban Times.

Concerns raised by dad Angus Files over access to information about his 19-year-old son’s private information led him to a Freedom of Information disclosure showing that two councillors were members of a committee without valid PVG certificates in place. Mr Files, who has reported the matter to Police Scotland, said the local authority had now told him that Anne Horn had completed her certification and ‘we await confirmation of the position regarding Councillor Julie McKenzie, whose application has been submitted to Disclosure Scotland’.

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