Disclosure and Barring Service
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is a government service. It replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
It helps prevent unsuitable people from working with children and other vulnerable groups. It carries out DBS checks (previously known as CRB checks) which is a criminal records check. It helps organisations like sports clubs make safer volunteer recruitment decisions.
More information on DBS checks is available on the Vibrant Nation website.
Alternatively visit the Club Solutions website.
Safeguarding at Clubs
Grassroots clubs, other sporting organisations and activity providers, have a duty to protect children and keep them safe from harm. That duty means putting in place a child protection policy and appointing a club welfare officer.
To find out more about what clubs should do to help safeguard children as well as available training, visit the Club Solutions website.
Welsh Sport Safeguarding Hub
CPSU Wales has teamed up with the Ann Craft Trust to create the Welsh Sport Safeguarding Hub.
The Hub is aimed at increased sharing of best practice and a more joined up approach in safeguarding both children and adults in sport. Officers within the hub will work closely together to raise the profile of safeguarding within the sport sector and with statutory agencies, providing shared learning, training and support. You can get in touch with the Hub on 029 2033 4975.
Reporting a concern
Should you have any concerns about the safety and wellbeing of a child, there are several options:
- If you think a child or adult is in immediate danger of abuse, contact the police on 999.
- If there's no immediate danger and you are unsure of who to speak to, you can speak to your club or organisation designated child welfare/safeguarding officer, or call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 for immediate advice.
For more information on reporting a concern or incident, please visit the Club Solutions website.