• Who needs a DBS check in Scouting?
    • If you are stopping at event overnight
    • If you have “regular” contact with young people
    • If you could have unsupervised access to young people
  • Is there a cost?
    • Scouting does not pay for DBS checks, this is met for most charities, by the government through taxation
  • I already have a DBS certificate for my job/helping at school/sports clubs
    • We are required to have a separate DBS check for your volunteering in Scouting, sorry.
  • How do I get a DBS check
    • Book in with our GSL: https://calendly.com/bloory/dbs-check
    • Bring along some documentation (full list is here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/documents-the-applicant-must-provide#route-1).  Ideally the first three for simplicity
      • UK Current Passport
      • UK Full or Provision Driving Licence
      • Council tax bill with your name on it
      • Birth Certificate
      • Marriage/civil partnership certificate
      • Bank or Credit Card Statement
      • Utility (not mobile phone) bill
      • Forces ID card
    • Also , a note of your national insurance number and address history for the last five years.
    • We will add you to the Scouts’ membership system as an occasional helper (or the role that you have agreed to) and then visit a DBS processing website.  The process should take 10-15 minutes.