Work continues to fix as many issues with the data quality in Compass as possible and good progress is being made on processing all new appointments and disclosure checks.
With regard to vetting checks please find below an update on the England & Wales DBS disclosure process now Compass is live.
The Scout Association’s move to a third party broker to support our disclosure checking process means that the previous Adult Application, Occasional Helper Application and Repeat DBS (CRB) Application forms can no longer be used to apply for a disclosure check. To comply with the legal requirements for disclosure checking more information is now required than was currently available on the previous application forms.
Process requirements- Reminder
This new DBS system is paperless and is in two parts:
1) The first part involves an identity check where both the applicant and the identity checker must be physically present to enter the relevant details into the system. The applicant must provide original identity documents in order to complete this part of the process. (a full list of acceptable ID can be found here) www.scouts.org.uk/id
2) Once the ID details have been submitted, the second part of the process involves completion of the applicant details. The applicant can either choose to enter the details straight away, in the presence of the identity checker, OR, they can choose to receive an email link that will allow them to complete the rest of the process independently.
We hope the above information on disclosure checks is useful. If you have any queries please do call the Scout Information Centre on 0845 300 1818/020 8433 7100.