Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

If you want to work as a chaperone, you will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form. Please contact us for a form, as this service is unavailable online.

Although we do not charge for registering as a chaperone, we do charge a fee for each DBS application. For paid chaperones this is £68 and for unpaid chaperones or volunteers this is £24.

Portable DBS Checks

DBS checks or disclosures held for all other employers or roles are not valid or transferable. However, if you hold a 'portable' enhanced DBS check registered with the DBS Update Service, there will be no need for a new DBS check. Please note that the DBS update service costs £13 per year, however there's no charge if you're a volunteer.

We recommend that all new chaperones apply for a 'portable' DBS after registering to reduce future and/or repeat DBS costs. This must be done after completing a DBS form, and by no later than 19 days after the disclosure issue date. See more information on making your DBS portable.

DBS checks can sometimes take up to 6 to 9 weeks to complete and for certificates to be issued, so we advise that you apply as soon as you know you will require a check.

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