What is a DBS check? Before you start mentoring you need to complete a DBS (criminal records) check. To do this you will need to complete a short online application and bring 3 ID documents along to the training (or if you forget to ReachOut's offices!) Mentors typically use their passport, driving licence and a recent utility bill/bank statement. For a full list of the IDs we can accept see here. It's best to start completing your DBS check as soon as possible after we send you through the instructions - as they can take a couple of weeks. What if I have a previous conviction? Let us know as soon as you decide you want to volunteer and we will discuss the disclosure and the circumstance with you.