Parent Helpers and DBS Checks

It is a real benefit to us in school when parents volunteer to help out, either with reading or with school visits, and we are very grateful to those of you who have the time to spare. We do ask that all parents who volunteer in school have a valid DBS disclosure.

This is something we can do for you here, and it is free for volunteers. We now use a quick and easy online procedure which should avoid the need to fill in lengthy forms. We also ask that parents update their DBS checks every 3 years. Some of you have been helping out for longer than that, and if you are one of them we would ask that you come in again and update the disclosure.

If your disclosure needs updating then please could you bring in 3 forms of ID (e.g. your passport, both parts to your driving licence and a utility bill which has your current address – dated in the last 3 months) We can supply a full list of valid identity documents from the office.