Last updated: 6th November 2023
From November 6th 2023, all DBS checks on affiliated club officials (e.g. coaches, welfare officers, referees) in England and Wales must be undertaken via the Know Your People (KYP) online platform. All applications for new checks will be initiated by British Fencing.
You will need to apply to BF to start the process using this form: New DBS Check Request
BF will send you a link to start the check by email. You will then have to verify your documents.
There are three methods for document verification for new DBS checks:
Each verification check will carry a charge which is levied by the individual organisation.
Once you have received your DBS certificate, applicants are strongly advised to register for the DBS Update Service to ensure continuity of their DBS check. This must be done within 30 days of the certificate issue date.
This is free for volunteers, but carries an annual cost of £13 for paid workforce.
This has the benefit that you will not require multiple checks and that you only need to go through document verification once. Once you have registered, then you need to give permission to BF to access your information.
We will be producing a user guide shortly to help with the process.
Please note the following:
If you have any queries, then please contact BF via [email protected].
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