PLUS Groups

Urban Saints are committed to ensuring that youth and children’s work is carried out to the highest possible standards of safety and excellence. The following minimum standards should be in place in all groups running the Energize package:

  • A child protection policy that meets the requirements of current legislation and best practice principles and is followed by all who have access to children and young people.

  • Public Liability Insurance cover of at least £5 million.

  • DBS Enhanced Disclosures (or the equivalent in Scotland and N. Ireland) carried out for all who have regular access to children and young people in the group.

For an additional fee Energize PLUS provides community based groups, or groups connected with a number of churches, with independent insurance and Child Protection checks.

For legal reasons all team members of groups subscribing to Energize Plus will be accountable to Urban Saints' Trustees. As a group subscribing to Energize Plus you agree to:

  • Submit Volunteer Application Forms (provided by Urban Saints Volunteer Support Department on receipt of your Energize Application) for all of your Group leaders and helpers

  • Have Urban Saints DBS checks carried out on all your Group leaders and helpers or agree to a DBS Update Service check for any of your Group leaders and helpers who are registered with this service

  • Submit an annual financial return to Urban Saints Finance Team

Further information can be found in the Good Practice Guide for Groups.

If you have any queries about this please ring the Volunteer Support Department (01582 589850) or email