“Scouting motivates our young people to achieve their full potential” Nelson Mandela
The Scout Association requires that anyone over the age of 18 who is helping out regularly, or attends an overnight camp will be expected to complete a DBS check.
The Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks are now called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
We understand that a number of you will have had similar checks carried out through work or other voluntary commitments, however the Scout Association require that the DBS check is done through themselves. The good news is that there is no charge, and we have come up with a very quick and easy way to processes DBS checks.
Step 1 - Complete the below form:
Step 2 - Meet with three forms of ID:
We will then let you know when the next drop in sessions are being held where you can bring three forms of ID so that we can verify your identity. The easiest and quickest way is to bring along a valid driving licence, passport and a bank/utility statement from within the last 3 months. If you do not have any of the aforementioned then please let us know so that we can provide you alternatives forms of ID.