Disclosure and Barring Service

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) was established in 2012 and carries out the functions previously undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

The roles in cricket that require ECB vetting are:

  • Welfare Officer (Club, League, County)
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Coach (volunteer or paid, assistant or lead)
  • Umpire
  • Scorer
  • Colt/Junior Manager
  • Age Group Manager
  • Open-Age Team Captain
  • Junior Supervisor
  • First Aider/Physiotherapist/Medical Support

If you are unsure if your involvement / role requires a DBS your club welfare office will be able to advise

ECB DBS checks are now all online system – there are no paper applications involved.

The system is free for Volunteers and is quick and simple to use.

For volunteers, you will also be enrolled onto the Update Service which will mean that for most people, you may never have to do another DBS application in Cricket.

Please contact your club welfare officer or another officer of the club to request that your application is initiated. They will also decide and confirm that your role at the club does need a DBS.

this page was last reviewed and updated 29 March 2019