All DBS applications should now be completed online. Paper forms can only now be used in exceptional circumstances.

Coaches and other volunteers - if you need a DBS please ask your Club Welfare Officer (CWO) to email you the invitation to complete one, or contact: info@devoncricket.co.uk. To initiate an application, the verifier will require your full name, date of birth, email address, name of your cricket club and the role you perform.

Roles which are NOT eligible for Vetting checks

Roles that do not involve significant contact with children are not eligible for DBS checks. This is because they do not meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Chairman

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary (Membership or Fixtures – including Junior Membership secretary)

  • Bar manager

  • Ground staff

  • Administrator 

The following roles require an ECB Vetting check:

• Welfare Officer (all Club, League and County posts)

• Volunteer Co-ordinator

• Coach (whether volunteer or paid, assisting or leading)

• Umpire

• Scorer

• Colts/Juniors managers

• Age Group Managers

• Open Age Team Captains

• Junior Supervisors

• First Aiders / Physiotherapists / Medical Support 

We recommend that all Club Welfare Officers (who have attended a Safe Hands Workshop in the past 3 years) from Clubmarked clubs to become online DBS Verifiers. This will not only enable club volunteers to become verified quickly and easily, but it will also enable clubs to monitor the DBS status of their volunteers. If you are a CWO and would like to register to become an online verifier, please email info@devoncricket.co.uk with the following information:

• Full name
• Date of birth
• Email address
• Cricket club or school

The new system is very user friendly, only takes a few minutes to fill in the form, and 3 or 4 minutes to carry out the document checking. Disclosures are typically issued within a week.

Make your club a safer club and ensure that all your coaches and volunteers are DBS checked now!