Action Tutoring will cover the cost of your DBS check, which is required for you to volunteer with us.
Before you attend training you will need to complete the online DBS application form via the uCheck website. Further details about accessing this will be emailed to you.
The form is quick to complete, however:
- You must give at least five years of address history, even if you have been abroad in that time.
- You must give any middle names that you have. If you do not, the system will not accept the ID you present to us later.
You will then need to bring three pieces of valid ID with you to training to confirm your full name, date of birth and current address. We cannot process your DBS check without seeing these and if you aren’t able to bring them to training then it might delay the start to your volunteering.
There are very strict government criteria detailing what documents can and cannot be accepted and the combination of documents we must see. You can view the full list of what’s accepted, in which combination, through this link, or view a summary of the most commonly accepted documents below. One piece of ID must verify your current address, this is the address you have listed as your current address on the online DBS application form and will be where your certificate is sent. If you are a student, this can be your home (non-term time) address, if you have documents registered there.
We cannot accept scans or photocopies of ID.
|Current valid passport (any country)||Electoral registration letters|
|Driving licence (full or provisional, UK or EEA) (can be non-EEA if using for second piece of ID)||Mobile phone bills|
|Birth certificate (UK or Channel Islands)||Cheque books|
|Biometric Residence Permit (must include date of birth, or be submitted with another piece of ID which includes this information)||Monthly payslips|
|Visa or work permit||Tenancy agreements|
|Bank, building society or credit card statement from the last three months (UK or EEA)||Any official letters, older than the date required (e.g. three or twelve months)|
|Gas, electricity or water bill from the last three months|
|Mortgage statement from last 12 months (UK or EEA)|
|P45 or P60 from last 12 months|
|Council tax statement from last 12 months|
If you already have an enhanced DBS Check:
If this is the case, please bring your DBS certificate and a piece of photo ID to confirm your identity (a valid passport or driving licence).
Please note, we will only be able to accept a pre-existing check if it is an Enhanced DBS Certificate covering roles in the child workforce and the issue date is within the last two years.