The DBS currently define a volunteer as:

“a person who is engaged in any activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travelling and other approved out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit someone (individuals or groups) other than or in addition to close relatives”

If you satisfy these criteria, the DBS will issue a DBS certificate free of charge. As a result the only cost incurred is the administration fee of £15.00 (VAT incl) per application.

For more information visit our volunteers page or contact us.