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Volunteers: DBS checks and supervision

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Last updated on 29 November 2016
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Do volunteers in school need DBS checks? This article sets out DBS and barred list check requirements for supervised and unsupervised volunteers. It also outlines guidance on supervising volunteers, including what is 'regular' and 'reasonable' supervision, and checks needed for parent volunteers.

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  1. 1 Definition of 'volunteer'
  2. 2 Cost
  3. 3 Unsupervised volunteers
  4. 4 Supervised volunteers
  5. 5 Supervision of volunteers: guidance
  6. 6 Parent volunteers
  7. 7 Refusal to undergo a DBS check

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