In December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
England Hockey is able to provide Clubs/Organisation with access to the Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau service.
In order to access the service, Clubs/Organisations must first register with England Hockey by contacting Dianne Ward, DBS Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 01628 897516. Once registered, any members, volunteers or professional staff involved with the Club/Organisation who are eligible for a check may use England Hockey.
Our DBS applications are now processed online by TMG CRB. Click here for a link to their website and to find out more information.
There are some guidance documents on the right hand side of this page. At the moment they still refer to CRB rather than DBS; new forms will be added as soon as they are available.
For individual applications please contact your Club Welfare Officer (CWO) for more information.
Once registered and the CWO nominated on behalf of the club has completed a DBS check, they can verify identification documents and DBS forms for any members, volunteers or professional staff that are working with young people within their Club/Organisation.
The below individuals are able to verify your documents; please contact them directly to arrange a meeting. Please note regional staff can only authorise CWO DBS forms and not individual forms.
England Hockey verifiers
DBS Administrator (Dianne Ward)
If you already have a England Hockey DBS disclosure and you are moving to a new club please complete the Portability form on the right hand side and give it to your new CWO.
If you would like to discuss any of the above further or seek clarification on the process please contact Dianne Ward, DBS Coordinator, on 01628 897516 or email@example.com