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DBS Applications

What is a DBS?

DBS is short for the Disclosure & Barring Service which provides a vetting check on those working in a paid or voluntary role with children and vulnerable adults. Completing a DBS is part of the process ECB, County Boards and Clubs have in place to safeguard the young people within our care.

The system for completing a DBS check in cricket is now done online which has increased the efficiency of the process and time taken for clearance to come back.

Who must have a DBS check?

Anyone over the age of 16 holding any of the following positions in a club, league or other cricket organisation must have a valid and current DBS certificate:

Who must have a DBS check?

Anyone over the age of 16 holding any of the following positions in a club, league or other cricket organisation must have a valid and current DBS certificate:

  • All Stars/Dynamo's Children’s Helper
  • All Stars Children’s/Dynamo's Activator
  • Captain / Vice Captain
  • Club Welfare Officer
  • Coach
  • Coach Support Worker
  • County Welfare Officer
  • First Aid Responder
  • Junior Supervisor
  • Junior / Colts Manager
  • League Welfare Officer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Safeguarding Recruiter
  • Team Manager
  • Umpire
  • Volunteer Co-Ordinator Children
  • Academy Director
  • Children’s Cricket Talent Scout
  • Masseur
  • Medical Staff
  • Phycologist
  • Strength / Conditioning Coach

Roles which are NOT eligible for Vetting Checks

  • Chairman
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary (Membership or Fixtures-including Junior Membership secretary)
  • Bar Manager
  • Ground Staff
  • Administrator


How do I obtain a DBS check?

A new DBS check can only be initiated by your Club ID verifier if your club has one.

Alternatively you can request an application by completing our online form – CLICK HERE

Following the receipt of an email inviting you to complete your DBS application you will complete an online form with various personal details and once this is complete you can then arrange to meet an identity checker to confirm your ID.

Should you have any issues getting a DBS check initiated please contact Nick May

DBS Update Service

On 10th January 2023, following an internal review taking on board guidance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and our DBS provider (Atlantic Data) and additionally feedback from the cricket network, the ECB introduced some improvements to the way our DBS application system integrates with the Disclosure and Barring Service update Service.

The improvements will streamline the registration and annual check process for both volunteers and paid applicants and will ensure the ECB has the most up to date information regarding the roles people are undertaking in cricket and are complying with the DBS Code of Practice.

Please read the following to understand the changes in more detail:

For further information related to the DBS renewal process, please visit our DBS Renewal FAQ’s or if you have any queries regarding these changes, please contact the ECB Customer Support Team via the Help Centre.

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