Disclosure and Barring Service
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check is mandatory for all coaches who are working with young children and vulnerable adults within clubs affiliated to the England Touch Association.
This is the highest level of check available to anyone involved in regularly caring for, training, supervising or being in sole charge of children or vulnerable adults. If you already possess a DBS certificate from previous employment your reference number should be sent to the England Touch Disclosure Manager and this will be held on our records.
If you wish the England Touch Association to administer the checks on your behalf, please continue to follow the instructions below.
If you require a DBS you can contact our Disclosure Manager at England Touch who will start the process for you. You need to send your full name and an email address to firstname.lastname@example.org who will set up the online process for you. You will receive a link from the GBG group who will ask you to complete the online application.
In the first step, you'll need to provide the England Touch PIN which is 120201.
Verify your documents
During the application process, you'll need to have your ID documents verified at the Post Office. Please follow the instructions on the GBGroup website for information about post offices which provide this verification service near you. This will cost £15.60 for this service.
In order for the Post Office to verify your ID, you must take with you the ID Verification Service sheet available to print once you have submitted the application form, and your 3 original pieces of ID selected for verification.
Once the post office have verified your ID, you must scan and email the completed Verification sheet, together with copies of your ID to email@example.com.
Your application will then be verified online and you will receive a payment request from the GB Group for their admin fee of £24.
Once the Post Office have verified your ID documents and the Verification sheet and scanned ID has been returned to the England Touch disclosure manager, the DBS search will commence. This can take up to 60 days, after which you will receive your DBS disclosure in the post. The England Touch Disclosure Manager will be notified of your DBS Clearance and your DBS reference number will be logged on the system.
Need any help?
Please refer to the application process e-guide which includes step-by-step instructions or email the Online Disclosures team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 251 5000 (Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm).
We look forward to hearing back from you soon.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Julia Kang, Disclosure Manager on Julia@englandtouch.org.uk
It is a requirement of the CRB’s Code of Practice and TMG CRB that a body or individual using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking service must have a written policy on the correct handling and safekeeping of Disclosure information.
As an organisation using the DBS to help assess the suitability of applicants for positions of trust, the England Touch Association (ETA) complies fully with the CRB Code of Practice regarding the correct handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure information. The ETA also complies fully with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation pertaining to the safe handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Disclosure information, a copy of which can be given to anyone on request.
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It is a requirement of the CRB’s Code of Practice that any body or individual using Disclosure information as part of their recruitment process must treat Disclosure applicants who have a criminal record fairly and do not discriminate because of a conviction or other information revealed. It also obliges your organisation to have a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders; a copy of which will be given to Disclosure applicants at the outset of the recruitment process.
As an organisation using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the England Touch Association (ETA) complies fully with the CRB Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. The ETA is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users of its services, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation or offending background.
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