Abolish burdens on volunteer drivers to sports events

The Welsh Sports Association believes that Government should abolish the requirement under the Local Transport Act 2008 that volunteers driving children to an event even in a small car require a  Section 19 Permit from the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency (VOSA)if they are taking contributions from the passengers towards the cost of fuel. This is a totally unnecessary bureaucratic burden

Why is this idea important?

The Welsh Sports Association believes that Government should abolish the requirement under the Local Transport Act 2008 that volunteers driving children to an event even in a small car require a  Section 19 Permit from the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency (VOSA)if they are taking contributions from the passengers towards the cost of fuel. This is a totally unnecessary bureaucratic burden

Ensure review of ISA removes unreasonable burdens

The Welsh Sports Association believes that the current review of the Idependent Safeguarding Authority must ensure that there are no unreasonable burdens on volunteers to prove themselves safe. The previous regulations implied all volunteers were potential threats by default. This is socially divisive and damaging to the whole concept of volunteering.  In particular it is essential that volunteers are fully protected from malicious or unproven allegations. The protections afforded by the current Act are wholly inadequate and lack any element of natural justice. Thousands of volunteers would be otherwise dissuaded from being involved

Why is this idea important?

The Welsh Sports Association believes that the current review of the Idependent Safeguarding Authority must ensure that there are no unreasonable burdens on volunteers to prove themselves safe. The previous regulations implied all volunteers were potential threats by default. This is socially divisive and damaging to the whole concept of volunteering.  In particular it is essential that volunteers are fully protected from malicious or unproven allegations. The protections afforded by the current Act are wholly inadequate and lack any element of natural justice. Thousands of volunteers would be otherwise dissuaded from being involved