Working with instructors and helpers

What checks all helpers and instructors need to have to make activities safe, and the policies they need to follow

How to make sure instructors, helpers and parents have the right checks

Activity instructors

If the activity involves one-to-one unsupervised instruction, the instructor requires a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). The activity provider is responsible for carrying out the check and providing written confirmation of this.

Everyone taking part in guiding activities must agree to abide by the Girlguiding Safety and Safeguarding Policy. Download our Contractor Agreement for Events and Activities and ask the activity instructor or, if applicable, the activity centre manager to sign it.

Helpers and parents

All volunteers aged 18 or over who are staying overnight at a residential event must have completed the recruitment check process - including a disclosure check. Non-member volunteers must be checked too and assigned the role of Residential Occasional Helper on Go!.

Helpers and parents taking part in guiding activities must agree to abide by the Girlguiding Safety and Safeguarding Policy. Please make sure they have read this policy and signed the Parent Declaration form.

Recruit volunteers to help

Involving parents and other volunteers makes sure we can do these exciting guiding activities.