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?

Members of clubs should contact the BSUK office to apply for a DBS check. This can be done by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 020 7453 7055.

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.

For further information visit the DBS website and read our DBS Guidance for Clubs.


BSUK contacts

If you are unsure who needs a DBS check within your club or league please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), BSUK's National Lead Child Protection Officer on 020 7453 7056.

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