What follows is a brief guide on how to initiate a DBS check:
1. Contact your Club Safeguarding Officer (CSO, formerly CWO) or a known DBS verifier to initiate an online application via email (provide your full name, DOB, the name of the club you are affiliated to and a contact email address).
2. You will receive an email. Follow the instructions and input your information online.
3. Take your identification documents to a verifier (you will receive a list of nearby verifiers) - have your application number handy. The verifier will confirm your details online whilst you are there.
4. The application will then be processed and a DBS certificate will be issued, subject to checks.
For more information on DBS applications, please contact
For online verifiers to initiate an application, they must first search for the applicant by name within the online system (it won't find them as the application is yet to be initiated). The verifier will then be invited to submit a new application and can enter the details.
Ideally, each club/organisation will have their own verifier to initiate applications. If you wish to become an online DBS verifier, or would like guidance on how to use the online system, please contact your local CSO or alternatively Ray Knowles for more details.
If an application is initiated, the applicant will automatically be assigned to the verifier's club or association on the system.