The Football Association (The FA)


GBG has been chosen to administer the criminal records checking process on behalf of the Football Association.

To find out more about criminal records checks in football, click here to visit the FA’s safeguarding page.

For more information on Club and League Welfare Officers click here

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Quicker, cheaper and simpler processing of criminal records checks

65 percent of people requiring criminal records checks in football are now using the online application process through Online Disclosures. This service provides quicker, cheaper checks which are simple for clubs and organisations to administer. Feedback from users of the service has been extremely positive.

Online Disclosure checks cost £10 per person, including VAT.

From 1st June 2013, the paper-based applications will cost £20 including VAT. This increased price is directly linked to processing changes that have had to be implemented, as a result of the Protection of Freedoms Act, 2012.

The costs for DBS Enhanced with or without barred list checks are:

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Requesting criminal records checks via Online Disclosures will therefore save £10/check.

The attached e-guide describes step-by-step, how to use the online application process.

Please make an enquiry in order to register for the online service.

To order a pack for the paper service, please click here.



Download Identity Document (ID) Form
Use this form to evidence ID

Download Continuation sheet
Use this form to record additional addresses and names

Download Guidance Notes for Applicant
Guidance notes on how to correctly complete the new Application Form

Download Guidance Notes for Verifiers
Download Guidance Notes for Club Welfare Officers, Football League Child Protection Officers and CFA Document Verifiers