5th August 2015
As of September 2015, any members applying for DBS checks required by British Fencing will be expected to sign up to the online registration system, and give British Fencing permission to view the details online.
You can do this either when you receive your application form, or within 17 days of receipt of your certificate. Signing up to the DBS check service is free for volunteers and £13/pa for professional coaches. You can do this at https://secure.crbonline.gov.uk/crsc/apply?execution=e1s1
For more information please see https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service.
In addition to reducing the administrative burden of DBS checks, using the online service will allow British Fencing (and other organisations that require DBS checks) to see if any relevant information has been identified about the individual concerned since their Certificate was last issued.
We believe that using this online system will help British Fencing make fencing a safer sport for young people and vulnerable adults.
If you are not able to sign up to the online system you may send in your DBS certificate to British Fencing but there will be a charge of £15 for volunteers and £30 for professional coaches for manually checking any certificates issued after 1st September 2015.
This charge will in part cover the additional administration and postage of handling the associated paperwork.