A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is neccessary for any student who will be volunteering with children or vulnerable adults. Our checks are valid the entire time you are a studying at the Univeristy of Bristol and will cover all Bristol SU Volunteering projects and most opportunities advertised through us.
Come to the Bristol SU Offices to have your DBS application checked and completed at the following times:
Wednesdays 3-5pm and Thursdays 10-12pm
You will also need to complete our online safeguarding training module in order to volunteer with children and vulnerable adults, this is free and can be found here.
The DBS check is an important criminal records check you will need to complete in order to volunteer with some of our projects. The following guidelines will help you through the process.
1) Checking you need a DBS Check
2) Lived outside the UK in the last 5 years?
3) Get your form processed by Bristol SU Staff
4) Track your Form
5) Completed Checks
Bringing your Identification:
You need to bring 3 forms of identity with you, please visit this link for an up to date list of acceptable forms of identity. You will need to provide 1 document from Group 1 and 2 further documents from Group 1 , 2a or 2b; one of which must verify your current address.
If you have any further queries or questions, please visit an applicants guide to completing a DBS Form here. Or alternatively, you can ring the DBS Customer Service Call Centre on 0870 90 90 811.
Tracking your DBS
You are now able to track your DBS check online; this will enable you to reuse your DBS. Better still, the online service is free for volunteers. Click here to find out more.