DBS instructions

Applying for a DBS check is a two stage process.

Stage One – you fill in the information on the online form (instructions provided at the link below).

Stage Two – we verify that you are the person you claim to be on the form using the documents you show me.

They then issue you with a certificate. If you would like to avoid the need to apply for additional DBS checks in the future, you can sign up to the DBS Update Service for which there is a small annual charge. However, if you are going to do this, you need to sign up within a limited number of days of receiving the certificate. The instructions for signing up are provided with your new DBS certificate.

DBS application instructions and information

Get Writing

If you’d like to submit a piece of your writing for possible inclusion in the magazine, please see the Get Involved page to see more details. This magazine is published online three times a year: summer (June/July), winter (October-December) and spring (February-April) terms.

Our Spark Young Writers groups for the next school year will be on sale at the end of the summer term. Sign up so you don’t miss out.

Anthology Submissions

Send us your favourite bit of writing from this year’s Spark session and see your work in print! 

Volunteer with us

We are looking for people to help us run our Spark Young Writers groups. It’s a great opportunity to learn how creative writing workshops work.