Why do so many organisations use the WSA DBS Service?

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) has been providing a DBS checking service since 2016 to enable organisations to ensure that the sport and leisure sector and beyond is safe for everyone to enjoy.

Administering DBS checks for prospective employees and volunteers is a crucial part of your safeguarding journey and, since its launch six years ago, the WSA’s service, run through trading arm Vibrant Nation, has become more and more popular with a growing client base of over 300 organisations opting to utilise our system.

So, why have so many entrusted the WSA DBS checking service with such an important task?

What is special about the service?

Firstly, all organisations can be assured that the WSA DBS checking service is up-to-date and of the highest quality – it’s been tested and approved by the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office while also being endorsed by the Welsh Government and the NSPCC!

Our vision is for a ‘Vibrant, Active Nation’, which we believe is achievable by NGBs and other organisations in the sport and leisure sector becoming stronger, more successful, and more sustainable in order to facilitate physical activity to society – organisational capacity is key for this progression.

So, to facilitate this, our system is completely digital, putting everything in one place and taking away the hassle and burden of paper copies, streamlining the whole process by decreasing the frustrating administrative waiting times, and therefore making this necessary duty infinitely more efficient for your organisation.

We also offer Wales’ only bilingual DBS checking service, to ensure that our cost-effective and efficient checks are accessible for everyone across the country and therefore properly ensuring that sport and leisure can be a safe place for all to participate and enjoy!

How much does it cost?

The WSA is proud to offer one of the most cost-effective DBS services on the market, further easing the safeguarding burden that lies upon organisations.

If you’re part of our membership base, you will be able to profit from decreased administrative rates per DBS check but, even if not, we boast one of the cheapest DBS checking service you’ll be able to find!

In addition, please note that, through our Memorandum of Understanding with Community Leisure UK – a collaboration that aims to ensure that as many organisation as possible can access an affordable DBS service to carry out their safeguarding responsibilities – all CLUK members are also eligible to preferential rates for our service!

Find out more about this partnership, here!

Is the WSA DBS checking service exclusive to Wales and Sport?

Absolutely not!

While we proudly act as the collective voice, provide support for, and represent the sport and leisure sector in Wales, our DBS checking service extends to all UK organisations – whether Wales-based or not, and whether sport and leisure-orientated or otherwise!

Any body can utilise our DBS service, because we feel the administrative and financial toll of this necessary part of the safeguarding journey should be minimised as much as possible for any organisation.

Discover all you need to know about the WSA DBS service, and find a wealth of safeguarding resources, here.

You can also hear what some of our DBS clients have said about the service here!

Check out the whole range of perks to WSA membership by visiting our Member Benefits page.

And learn how to sign up with us via our Become a Member page.

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