Disclosure and Barring Service

respectsafeguardingAlso known as a Criminal Records Check (CRC).

The roles in Cricket that require ECB Vetting are:
  • All Stars / Dynamos Children’s Activator
  • All Stars / Dynamos Children’s Helper
  • Assistant Coach
  • Captain / Vice captain
  • Children Academy Director
  • Children’s Cricket Talent Scout
  • Club Safeguarding Officer
  • Coach
  • Coach Support Worker
  • Coaching Ambassador
  • County Safeguarding Officer
  • First Aid Responder
  • Junior Supervisor
  • Juniors / Colts Manager
  • League Safeguarding Officer
  • Masseur
  • Medical Staff
  • Personal Development Manager
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Safeguarding Recruiter
  • Scorer
  • Strength/Conditioning Coach
  • Team Manager
  • Umpire
  • Volunteer Coordinator

The roles in football that require FA Vetting are:

  • Club Welfare Officers
  • Team Managers
  • Coaches
  • First Aiders
  • Referees
  • Team Assistants
  • Regular Club Drivers.
More information: Your Club, League, County Welfare officer or your Sports Governing Body Safeguarding Team (links above) should be able to assist


DBS Update Service:
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update service lets applicants keep or more correctly renew automatically annually their DBS certificates. Also allows employers (schools, clubs etc)  to check a certificate online.

For Volunteers signed up the DBS Update Service they are renewed automatically each year.

So, for Volunteers it makes sense to register for the DBS Update Service or if logging in to choose your “golden” three documents for the ID Check with an authorised ID Verifier just agree to the DBS Update Service.

Once your DBS Enhanced Certificate is issued it will automatically be registered on the DBS Update Service. (You will receive logon info : Keep the ID)

Recommended – Sign up when you next renew : It is £ 13 a year – but free for volunteers.

The only time you will have to do the process again is if your circumstances change such as a Change of Address.


Can I use a DBS from another organisation?
No, a specific ECB DBS is required for anyone undertaking a regulated activity role in cricket.

The roles in cricket
that require an ECB Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check are:

More Info:
ECB Safer Recruitment and DBS Checks :

Or reach out to myself – Paul Griffiths



this page was last reviewed and updated 30 September 2022