Last reviewed on 21 April 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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Check that volunteers:

  • Have an enhanced DBS certificate with barred list information if they are unsupervised volunteers who teach or look after children regularly, or provide personal care on a one-off basis (regulated activity)
  • Are not disqualified under the 2018 Childcare Disqualification Regulations if they regularly work in or manage relevant childcare provision


  • Carry out and record risk assessments to determine whether it's necessary to obtain enhanced DBS certificates without barred list information for volunteers who are not engaging in regulated activity, but who have the opportunity to come into contact with children on a regular basis (e.g. supervised volunteers). (You're expected to meet this expectation unless you have very good reason not to.)
  • Once volunteers are in their role, ensure they are appropriately supervised.