Passport scheme – Derbyshire

In Derbyshire, “hundreds of volunteers” have signed up for the Derbyshire County Council’s “Volunteer Passport scheme”.

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/working_with_children/volunteer_passport/default.asp

“Volunteers who successfully complete the course receive their Volunteer Passport which includes a nationally-accredited certificate and a Volunteer Passport ID badge..”

I’m intrigued by this idea. Will it lead to more volunteers (a streamlined way to be screened, trained and approved – hurrah!) or less volunteers (more bureaucracy – dang it!).

Thoughts?