Volunteers – DBS disclosure and Safeguarding documents

Thank you for offering your time to help us in school!

We rely on help from parent and other volunteers in all sorts of ways at school: listening to children read; accompanying classes to swimming lessons; assisting at athletics club; leading groups in ‘Golden Learning’ time, to mention just a few. This help makes a real difference to the opportunities we’re able to offer the children.

Our children’s safety and wellbeing is hugely important and so we need all staff and volunteers to obtain DBS clearance and to be aware of our safeguarding guidance. There are four sets of guidelines below; please read the one(s) relating to the activity you’re helping us with.

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

In line with Warwickshire County Council guidance we request that volunteers obtain DBS disclosures on an annual basis.

You can apply for a disclosure online at https://disclosure.capitarvs.co.uk/warwickshire/applicantLogin.do?applicationType=dbs

The Organisation Reference is: CLINTONPRIMARYSCHOOL

The Password is: Warwick01

There’s a link below to the Applicants’ Guide, which helps you through the process and gives full details of the necessary ID documents.

DBS Applicants’ Guide

Safeguarding information

Please read the following documents:

Staff Behaviour Policy (Code of Conduct) for all staff and volunteers in schools 2014

‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (Part 1 – for all school and college staff)

Clinton Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Clinton Policy for Volunteers in school

Finally, you’re asked to complete the two documents below and return them to the office (you are welcome to print them or to request copies from the office):

Disqualification Declaration form

Volunteering in School – please complete and sign to confirm that you’ve read the documents above. If you haven’t yet met the Headteacher for a brief discussion, please ask the office to arrange an appointment.

If you’d like us to provide printed versions of any or all of these documents, please let us know.

Please ask us if you have any questions, and thank you for volunteering in school. We hope you’ll find it both rewarding and enjoyable!