British Gymnastics is a registered body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (Formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau) and acts as an umbrella body for affiliated clubs and organisations within England and Wales.
Those who are aged 16 and above and are in a regulated activity working or volunteering with children or vulnerable adults; are required to hold a BG DBS disclosure (Coaches, Judges, Volunteers, Club Welfare Officers etc.)
Scottish Gymnastics and Northern Ireland Gymnastics carry out the criminal records disclosure process in their respective countries. For further details, contact the relevant organisation.
Scottish Gymnastics: 01786 466232
Gymnastics Northern Ireland: 028 90 99 42 88 or 0845 129 7 129 ext 2592
Payment Information and Fees
All BG disclosures are subject to an administration fee, irrespective of whether the applicant is in a voluntary or paid position. The standard administration fee is £15.00.
Enhanced DBS check (charged by DBS) £44.00 (This charge does not apply if the applicant is a volunteer* in the position to which the disclosure applies)
BG Administration Fee - £15.00
• All cheques and postal orders must be made payable to British Gymnastics and sent to BG with the DBS application form.
Paid positions: £59.00 (Disclosure charge + administration fee)
Volunteers:* £15.00 (Administration fee only)
The use of DBS plays a vital role in helping to protect young people and vulnerable adults in our sport.
* The DBS define a volunteer as: "A person who performs any activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travelling and other out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit someone (individuals or groups) other than or in addition to close relatives".
CHANGES TO DBS PROCESSING
After a successful trial British Gymnastics has made the decision to utilise an online system for processing DBS Disclosures. The benefits of online as opposed to the paper process are:
Speed – DBS are currently processing over 50% of online Disclosures within 6 working days.
Reduced Error Rate – self-validation reduces error rate to verifiers, online process can spot when applicant has made errors on form
Transparency - from one screen you can manage all applications at each stage of the process, includes link to DBS online tracking service
British Gymnastics’ partner will be TMG CRB, the leading providers of online DBS checks in the UK. Established in 2002, TMG are based in Nottingham and process over 125,000 applications a year.
Please contact your Club DBS Designated Verifier for more information and to complete your application online.
To request a paper DBS application forms please