Disclosure and Barring Service Checks

CRB checks are now known as DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring service). 

Every person in the club who has contact with young people or vulnerable adults as a regular volunteer , either in coaching, admin or event management should complete a pre-check form if they haven’t undergone a previous check within the last 3 years.  The relevant volunteer roles are coaches, club welfare officer/s, volunteer co-ordinator, club secretary and any other administrators.

Due to the changes in government legislation in 2013, every club or event volunteer that thinks they may need to be DBS checked through British Cycling:

  • Needs to complete a pre-check form first, download the Word version here.
  • The completed Pre-Check form can be emailed back to the compliance department without being hand signed. Email address is –  compliance@britishcycling.org.uk
  • British Cycling will then ascertain whether they need a DBS check or not, depending on their level of involvement and how much contact they have with young people and/or vulnerable adults.
  • If the British Cycling compliance department decides they do need a check, then the relevant forms will be posted out to the person.
  • Once there are a number of volunteers in the club that have been sent back forms, our Regional Development Manager or local Go-Ride Coach will come up to the club and check their ID and collect the forms back.

Those who have been CRB checked previously and are 3 months or less away from their current check expiring will have received a letter from British Cycling, asking to send back the pre-check form and then the above steps will follow. 

(This advice updated October 2014)