Guide to DBS Checks
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks enable organisations that provide opportunities or services for children and vulnerable adults to access information to assist in recruitment decisions. BaseballSoftballUK is a registered body with the DBS and is able to administer checks on behalf of clubs and teams affiliated with either the British Baseball Federation or the British Softball Federation.
Who requires an enhanced DBS check?
Those people who are in a position where they are regularly responsible for children and young people, e.g. club officers
Coaches (all coaches on the register are DBS-checked)
Child Welfare Officers
How do you apply?
It is important that you fill in the DBS form correctly, as any errors will result in the form being returned to you and the checking process being delayed. Guidelines are provided with the form when you fill it in, and the BSUK Point Person can help answer any questions you have.
What does it cost?
The enhanced DBS check is £40 for paid people and FREE for volunteers.
Portability of previous checks
BaseballSoftballUK are not able to accept DBS disclosure certificates from other organisations. This is on the guidance of the Disclosure and Barring Service, who have ceased to offer a 'portability' service, meaning that we are unable to be sure that we have received all of the information relevant to an individual check.