Documents for Clubs

If you have any Safeguarding concerns please click this Reporting Concerns document.

Make sure your club is safe and support your coaches

The sporting community recognises the need to protect children from individuals who may abuse position of trust. There are a number of steps that you as a sports club can take to safeguard children and young people. Click on the relevant tab below, or continue to scroll down to learn more about DBS checks.




DBS Checks

If your club or organisation would like to incorporate criminal record checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) into their recruitment process as part of your plans to help safeguard children, DBS have a search facility which will help you find an ‘Umbrella Body’ (a body authorised to process Disclosure checks) in your area who can do this for you.

Where can I go for a DBS check?

Lincolnshire has two voluntary sector umbrella bodies registered to facilitate DBS checks.

Lincolnshire CVS and Voluntary Centre Services work in partnership to provide DBS checking services across Lincolnshire:


Lincolnshire CVS

  • Boston
  • South Holland
  • South Kesteven
  • East Lindsey

Tel: 01205 365588

Voluntary Centre Services

  • Lincoln City
  • West Lindsey
  • North Kesteven

Tel: 01522 551683

DBS update for employer

DBS update for applicant