Background Checks

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)* or Scottish Disclosure (SD) checks.

To ensure the safety of all the children on the holidays we always conduct criminal record or ‘background’ checks.

In England this involves filling out an online form, and having your identification verified. For new helpers identification must be seen at the recruitment day by a Trust ID verifier. Returning helpers, applying before the end of January, can have their identification checked via trust verifiers or other ‘responsible persons.’

In Scotland applicants must complete a paper application form. New helpers identification must be verified by a Trust verifier in person. Returning helpers can have their Scottish Disclosure checks ‘updated’ without the need to meet face to face.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept CRB/DBS checks completed through other organisations, no matter what the level of checks, date etc. Applicants with a PVG check can have their PVG membership updated.

Note that convictions for crimes unrelated to the care of children will not automatically bar you from helping on a holiday.

* The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) was previously known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

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