COV-19 Update

At this current juncture as asked by The FA we request that you DO NOT start your application. However, we attach guidance on how to renew/start your FA DBS by visiting here (this will download automatically). 

If you are a coach and your DBS has expired you will need to contact the Clubs Welfare Officer who will be able to arrange for you to make a new application and verify your documents. 

If you are a club welfare officer then you will need to contact to arrange a meeting with our Designated Safeguarding Officer to complete the above steps. 

DBS Update

All individuals whose DBS checks are due to expire between 1 March 2020 and 1 October 2020 will not be required to renew their DBS checks until 1 year after the scheduled date of expiry.  The FA currently requires DBS checks to be renewed every 3 years in accordance with industry standards and best practice. However, we have made an informed decision to extend that to 4 years, in these limited circumstances, on the basis of the current health crisis and associated difficulties in DBS check renewal and the fact that these individuals already hold a DBS check which has been accepted by The FA.