The FSA has entered into a partnership with ‘Adventure Plus‘ in order to provide members with an opportunity to have their DBS check completed through a registered Umbrella Body if they can not otherwise do this through their own Forest School business or employer.
About Adventure Plus
Adventure Plus (A+) is an outdoor adventure charity in West Oxfordshire for 8-17 year olds and they work with over 7,000 children a year through school residentials, adventure holidays, community and family events. A+ has also been an Umbrella Body since 2005 and the current countersignatory (Margaret Armitage) has been doing DBS checks since 2006. Margaret was a headteacher of a primary school and is well aware, and supportive, of Forest School.
DBS Checks with Adventure Plus
Margaret is always available to assist or advise with any aspect of DBS checks and can be contacted at any time at email@example.com and will be the sole point of contact throughout the whole process.
The turnaround time for a correctly filled in DBS application with the required ID is usually the same day it is received or within 2 days; missing ID or incorrect completion of a DBS form will obviously take longer to complete.
Organisations should initially contact Margaret stating they are affiliated to FSA and quoting…
Used during lockdown. Margaret was quick and efficient. Highly recommend and will use again 5*
Have recently used this service – can’t praise it enough for efficiency, excellent communication from Margaret and ease. Thank you!
Hi, thank you for the information.
If we live far away how will the ID checks be done?
Also can I apply as a self employed individual?
It would be done by post. We have set up this arrangement specifically to help members like you who may not have an obvious umbrella body through which to apply for your enhanced DBS check.
Oh right yeah sounds about right :/
good stuff worth putting an facebook announcement that can be shared as peep been asking how to get these done:)
Facebook being odd at the moment. Not wanting to give our posts ‘reach’. Suspect that they want us to pay them for adverts or ‘boosted’ posts.
I have an enthance DBS as I am a child riding coach and I also weigh babies at a family clinic. Do I have to do a separate on for Forest school ?