Becoming an Adult Member

(Keeping Young People Safe)

Fulfilling safeguarding requirements to help deliver activities with young people safely.

Thank you for all the support you give to 4th Heswall Sea Scout Group, if you would like to have more fun at fourth we need to ensure the safety of our young people by asking you to fulfill these three mandatory requirements.

To ensure all young people are safe at 4th Heswall, all adults who lead, assist or participate as a regular role model need to become an adult member by following these three steps as a minimum mandatory requirement:

1) Scout Association DBS check

2) Safeguarding & Safety e-learning

3) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) e-learning & Adult Information Form

Fortunately all three requirements can be completed relatively quickly online and here’s how:


1. Disclosure and Barring Service

We understand you may have a DBS with another organisation, however due to GDPR and the different levels of clearance, the Scout Association cannot access your details or verify the level of your clearance with another organisation, and they cannot disclose it. Therefore we need your consent for Scouts UK to make the relevant checks at the right level on our behalf.  Please download and complete the Identity Check Process and Editable Check Forms below.


2. Safeguarding and Safety e-learning and certificates

Complete the short online e-learning courses, Safeguarding and Safety modules below and save the pdf certificates or a screenshot of them.

3. GDPR e-learning and Adult Information Form

Follow the link below, complete the e-learning and save the pdf certificate or a screenshot of it. 

Download the editable Adult Information Form, complete it and save as your name. 

How we manage the data you provide can be found here: PRIVACY POLICY


What Happens Next

Once you have completed the Identity Check and Adult Information form, please email both forms and the three e-learning certificates or screenshots of them, to our Group Scout Leader. Please include in your email, which young person/s you represent, the section they are in, if you are joining independently that’s great, please let us know how you found out about us. Finally, please include your preferred contact details.

Our GSL will then contact you to chat about our group and scouting with 4th Heswall.

Thank you so much for helping


WELCOME to 4th Heswall Sea Scout Group

Whilst you are waiting for your paperwork clearance to come through why not take the Four Week Challenge.

Find out more about some of the volunteer team and their roles at 4th Heswall here. Wondering where you can help, see our Vacancy Board below. Let us know where you would like to help.

Scouts and Volunteers gain Skills For Life


Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls