DBS Policy

SPREE SW 2020 DBS Policy Summary - please note this has been amended from last year:

Groups/churches must comply FULLY with the DBS Policy given in the box below in order to bring Adults to SPREE SW. Leaders/Helpers who will be aged 18+ at the start of SPREE SW may NOT be booked in if the DBS criteria below are NOT met for them. All those aged 18 or over at the START of SPREE SW must have a valid Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Validity is defined as follows:

(a) The DBS Certificate MUST have been issued on or after 27th Jun 2017, i.e. it will UNDER 3 years old at the start of SPREE SW on June 26th. Older DBSs are valid ONLY if the owner registered their DBS with the DBS Update Service and an Update Check is carried out by the church/group which shows there have been no changes since the DBS was issued.

(b) The Disclosure MUST be 'clear' (ie 'NONE RECORDED' appears in all the record checks boxes on Page 1 of the DBS certificate). If the disclosure is not 'clear' then the Urban Saints Safeguarding Officer must be 'phoned on 01582 589850 in order to discuss whether the issues recorded will prevent that person from attending.

(c) The Disclosure MUST be for working with children; (i.e. in the 'Position applied for' section at the top right, the word 'child', 'children', 'youth' or similar MUST appear in the description).

(d) If your church/group has an Energize Plus subscription with Urban Saints then for insurance reasons ONLY DBS Disclosures obtained through Urban Saints are valid for your team. All adults booked into SPREE SW from Energize Plus groups will be checked by Urban Saints and if new DBS Disclosures are required the process will be started immediately.

(e) If your church/group does NOT have an Energize Plus subscription with Urban Saints, then Enhanced DBS Disclosures obtained from any third party are valid for adults coming with the group as long as the criteria in points (a), (b) and (c) above are met. The church/group is responsible for obtaining any DBS Disclosures required where the criteria for validity are not currently met.

The onus is on Main Leaders of groups coming to SPREE SW to check that all adults staying overnight with their group comply with the criteria above. Liability for doing the necessary checks outlined above rests with the group/church and not with Urban Saints or SWYM.

Ticket Price?

£65 for young people aged 8 - 17

£65 for leaders and helpers, but those coming as carers for a young person with a disability may attend free of charge;

An additional charge of £35 will be charged for electrical hookups to caravans and camper vans will be charged where this is requested. Power will only be available to groups when requested on the booking form, and only when booking a caravan or camper van.

Groups may book in at any time right up to the event as long as there is still space, but we strongly encourage groups to register and book in the majority of their group as early as possible and then add any additional bookings as they come in later on. To encourage early booking, all Bookings received by Spree SW after midnight on May 1st will incur a £10 per person surcharge.

*Please note:

Once groups have booked in their young people and leaders using our on-line system we do not offer refunds if a place is cancelled.

The minimum age is 8 at the start date of Spree. Under 8s (and those who turn 8 during Spree) can only attend if they are children of leaders coming to Spree and we do not charge for them. Under 8s MUST be supervised by their parents the whole time.

The maximum age is 17 at the start date of Spree. If the young person turns 18 during their time at Spree, they can still attend as a young person. However, if they are 18 before the start of Spree, they may only come as a registered helper with your group and must have a current DBS.

You will need to add on an amount for travel and food for your group.