Covid-19 (Coronavirus) updates

UPDATE (July) – DBS Applications/Renewals during COVID-19

Date: 9th Jul 2020 Author: Cathryn Atkinson

The safeguarding of young people in our care is very important. The Scout Association has various processes in place to ensure that appropriate adults can take up volunteering opportunities; one element being the requirement of a Disclosure check.

Processing disclosures during Coronavirus pandemic

We have been working with our disclosure partners across the Nations (Access NI, Disclosure Scotland and the Disclosure and Barring Service) to restart disclosure checking from 6 July 2020.

This does not necessarily mean that face-to-face activities can take place in your area, but processing disclosures again is part of preparing for a safe return.  Visit Getting Everyone Back Together Safely webpages for information on this.

Please visit the Scout Association’s website for more information on how we can now process DBS applications here



Finally, we’d like to say a huge thank you for your continued support to the movement during this challenging time. It really is appreciated.

Stay safe

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls