DBS checks in sport – your questions answered
DBS checks are an important part of safeguarding in sport, especially for sports clubs and organisations who train young athletes. Join us for Part Two of our dive into the basics of DBS checks
We asked our sport audience to send in questions about DBS checks to Linda and Helen, in this episode we find out:
- what levels of check are required?
- do sport parents need to be DBS checked?
- what is a referral?
- how and when should sports refer?
- how long does the DBS keep information?
Mel Addams and Lian Gaten – CPSU Information Officers
Linda and Helen – Disclosure and Barring Service
For more information on the DBS and checks, visit the DBS website.
- Take a look at our dedicated area to "Safer Recruitment"
- The DBS and referral processes in sport - a CPSU webinar taking you through the referral process in sport and explain what kind of concerns or allegations might trigger a referral to DBS
- DBS checks in sport guidance leaflets - created by the DBS, these leaflets have been designed to help sport organisations understand the types of DBS checks that need to be taking place
- Sample DBS risk assessment for people under investigation by the DBS - created by Basketball England, this sets out what to do if a member of your team or club is under investigation