Touchstone’s work involves working with vulnerable adults. Therefore, a check as to the existence and content of a criminal record will be requested from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This will be requested after a person has been accepted as a volunteer. Refusal to agree to a check being made could disqualify you from being considered for volunteering.
We have many volunteers and employees who have criminal convictions, and positively recruit people who do so. We consider each case on its own merits and work collaboratively to manage risk and ensure you are supported throughout the process.
You are therefore asked to sign the statement below to confirm you agree to a check being made on any criminal record you may have. Touchstone provides a social service function and is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exception) Order 1975. Because of this we ask you to disclose convictions appropriate to the role in order to volunteer with us
Your data will be stored in accordance with GDPR regulations. We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed or accessed in an unauthorised way. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees who have a business need to know.
Please give details on the application form of all convictions, cautions, reprimands, or warnings below. If applying for admin volunteer role, please only disclose unspent convictions. For all other roles, both spent and unspent.
By signing the application form, I agree, if I am accepted to become a Touchstone Volunteer, to checks being made with the Disclosure and Barring Service for any record of convictions or cautions against me. I am aware that such information as appropriate for Enhanced Disclosures will be available.