37. Do I need a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if I am a hosting WWOOFers aged 16 or 17?

WWOOF UK has contacted the DBS (the body that prevents unsuitable people working with vulnerable groups including children) who have confirmed that for the purposes of WWOOFing anyone aged over 16 is considered to be an adult.

A host can provide education, training or support to someone in this age group without a standard or enhanced DBS check.