WSA DBS checking service for Sports Coaches

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA), via trading arm Vibrant Nation, provides a bilingual, online and competitively priced DBS Checking Service (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.

Most sports coaches will at some point come across the subject of DBS checks. Being asked to undergo a one does not mean you are suspected of anything! It is simply a standard procedure for anyone whose role involves regular contact with children or vulnerable adults and, in many cases, an organisation employing a sports coach will have a legal duty to go through this process.

You can visit our dedicated DBS Checks for Sports Coaches page for a comprehensive guide that can help you understand what DBS Checks for sport coaches are, how and when to apply for a DBS Check, and what your responsibilities are when it comes to this important safeguarding tool.

The WSA DBS checking service

The WSA, through Vibrant Nation, have been offering a full range of DBS checks since 2016 and is the only bilingual DBS service in Wales.

The service we provide is also completely online, easing the administrative toll on your organisation and making the process infinitely more efficient!

Furthermore, the WSA DBS checking service is one of the most cost-effective on the market, regardless of WSA membership (although members can benefit from a discounted rate)! Furthermore, our DBS Checking Service is not run for profit, meaning that the money generated is invested back into the services and resources that the WSA provide for the health and prosperity of the sport and leisure sector. 

If you are not currently signed up to the WSA DBS checking service, check out the Vibrant Nation website to complete a non-obligation pre-registration application and a member of the team will be in touch.

Visit our DBS checking service for sport and leisure page to find full details of the WSA’s support in this area, and find a whole range of tools on our dedicated safeguarding page.

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