DBS Checking Service for Sport & Leisure

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA), via trading arm Vibrant Nation, provides a bilingual, online DBS Check (Disclosure and Barring Service) as part of our commitment to ensuring sport and physical activity is safe for everyone to enjoy. Tested and approved by the Ministry of Justice and The Home Office, it has also been endorsed by both Welsh Government and the NSPCC so rest assured that our service is up-to-date and of the highest quality.

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Historically called a CRB check, the DBS Checks are required by law in Wales and England to ensure that unsuitable people are prevented from working with groups such as children and vulnerable adults.

The WSA is the only provider of a fully bilingual system and service in Wales, and even offer a bilingual helpline should you have any questions. Furthermore the WSA offer a range of ID verification options, including the Post Office.


Unlike paper forms, our online system is robust and practical and won’t allow you to submit an incorrect application. So, once you’ve clicked submit, you only have to wait for the results to come through.

Roles that require a form of DBS check include sports coaches, teachers and carers plus many more.

The system is entirely web-based and can be accessed from any location, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

With a growing client base of over 200 organisations, we can provide lower costs through economies of scale, and discounted rates are also a benefit of WSA membership.

Please note you don’t need to be a member of WSA to complete your DBS Check with us. If your organisation is interested in the service, please contact the team or complete the application form on the Vibrant Nation website here

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