WSA DBS Checks available across the UK

WSA DBS Checks available across the UK

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) began providing DBS checks in 2016, and has since seen the service – run through trading arm Vibrant Nation – become more and more popular courtesy of the wide-ranging benefits it brings, with over 330 organisations across the UK now utilising the WSA for this part of their safeguarding duties.

During the 2022/23 financial year, just under 18,000 DBS checks were conducted through the WSA!

As part of our commitment to ensure that the sport and leisure sector and beyond is as safe an environment as possible for everyone, the WSA is delighted to offer the DBS checking service to organisations and clubs, be they sporting or otherwise, throughout the UK.

And it’s no surprise that so many are taking advantage of it…

Tested and Approved

Our DBS checking service has been tested and approved by the Ministry of Justice and The Home Office, while also being endorsed by both Welsh Government and the NSPCC – so rest assured that the service is up-to-date and of the highest quality!


The WSA also offers Wales’ only bilingual DBS service, allowing us to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy sport and physical activity in a safe and assured environment.

Completely Digital

The service is completely digital, getting rid of burdensome paper copies and prolonged waiting times! Moving the system online enables a quicker and simpler process, maximising efficiency and organisational capacity throughout and therefore easing the burden of this crucial part of safeguarding responsibilities for our clients.


The whole service is not run for profit, meaning that all the money made from the administrative fees we charge is funnelled back into sport and leisure to make the sector as enjoyable, safe and prosperous as possible for all!


The WSA DBS checking service is also one of the cheapest on the market. Any organisation can access DBS checks via the WSA for an administrative fee of £5.50, while our members receive discounted rates – our Memorandum of Understanding with Community Leisure UK also sees all CLUK members receive preferential rates to our service!

To find out more about the whole range of support we can offer organisations in their safeguarding responsibilities, visit our dedicated Safeguarding page.

To learn about the general extent of perks to WSA membership, visit our Member Benefits page.

And to sign up to become members, check out our Become a Member page.

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