Disclosure and Barring Service

Do I need a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS formerly called Criminal Record Check(CRC) check to be involved in youth football?
Everyone aged 16 years or over who undertakes any unsupervised role in football with children needs a DBS. These roles could be managing, training, coaching...
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 9:25 AM
How do I complete the DBS process (coaches, managers, club officials)?
If you are attached to a youth club then please contact your club welfare officer who will be able to start the process for you and steer you through the pr...
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 9:30 AM
How do I get started?
Your Club Welfare Officer will give you clear instructions, the check is started on line followed by your CWO, or nominated club official, doing a face to f...
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 9:32 AM
What is a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Check?
The Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate which results from a DBS Check is a document containing confidential criminal history information held by the...
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 9:32 AM
What is the minimum age for an FA Enhanced DBS Check?
The minimum age for a DBS check is 16- the process cannot be started prior to your 16th birthday.
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 9:33 AM
What happens next?
Once the FA DBS check is complete then you will receive a certificate with any disclosures shown.  Providing those disclosures do not prevent you from worki...
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 9:34 AM
How much does it cost; how do I pay?
The cost is £10 for volunteers and £50 for those in paid employment in football such as paid coaches and tutors.  At the end of the online process you will ...
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 9:35 AM
Why Doesn't the FA pay for my DBS check?
The FA has already made, and continues to make, significant investments to help make children’s football fun and safe. Investment is made in its education p...
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 9:35 AM
Will I need to renew my DBS Check?
DBS checks must be renewed every 3 years or sooner if required by The FA.
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 9:36 AM
How long does a DBS take?
DBS checks will show on your FAN often within a matter of days of completion and you will receive a certificate in the post around the same time.  However, ...
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 9:36 AM