Vetting Checks using the Disclosure and Barring Service

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ECB GUIDANCE ON VETTING CHECKS (146 KB)

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How do I obtain a DBS Disclosure Application form?

Either you or your club can contact
a) the County Cricket Board Office or
b) TMG CRB directly on 0845 2513000 or by email ECB@tmgcrb.co.uk or by accessing www.tmgcrb.co.uk/cricket.

What if I have lived overseas?

You will need to obtain an Overseas vetting check covering the period you lived overseas before the DBS can be completed.

What if my DBS check is not clear?

All convictions, cautions and other items of information provided by the DBS certificate are assessed for their relevancy in respect of safeguarding children and an individual’s suitability to work with children.

Please note that the ECB may request further information from any individual who has a conviction which is deemed to be potentially relevant.

The existence of any previous conviction(s) and/or caution(s) will not necessarily prevent an individual from being involved in cricket; that will depend on the nature and circumstance of the conviction(s)/caution(s) or information provided in relation to the Disclosure.

The ECB has a policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders which can be found below:

ECB Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders (39 KB)

Further information relating to general good practice in recruiting ex-offenders can be obtained from Nacro

Who will know about my criminal convictions?

If convictions are revealed through a Vetting Check only the ECB Safeguarding Team will be aware of these unless there is a need to share information with other in order to protect children.

All information is kept confidential and managed within a secure environment, in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. Where information is shared, this is done in accordance with the requirements of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2013’.