Screening and checking volunteers

IMPORTANT: There has been significant changes to the DBS services, which have recently come into effect. These changes are not yet reflected in the information below. Please visit http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crime/vetting-barring-scheme/ for the most up-to-date information on current requirements and other guidance.

If you are involving volunteers in working with children and young people and/or vulnerable adults you will need to look carefully at the role and determine the need for additional screening and checking.

For up to date information on when to get a DBS Disclosure we recommend downloading the Volunteering England information sheet