Guildford Hockey Club Est. 1912

Information for Club Officers and Helpers

If you are a coach, assistant coach, team manager, committee or management team member, captain or vice captain of any team or any type of volunteer who has regular contact with anyone under 18 you must get a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. Junior helpers age 16 or above must also be DBS checked.

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged into the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) so that what used to be referred to as a 'CRB check' is now a 'DBS check.'

Our DBS Liaison Officer, can help guide you through the DBS process (described below). You can see what documents you will need to provide on the DBS website page:

Guide to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

Please note that a DBS is specific to the organisation for which you are having it done - if you have a  DBS from another organisation that is not affiliated with England Hockey (eg a school), you will still need one for Guildford Hockey Club. This is a characteristic of the DBS system and England Hockey, not Guildford Hockey Club.

If you have a DBS that has been done through a hockey club or hockey association that can be "ported" through England Hockey to GHC.

In addition to the policies and forms listed above, the following policies and forms need to be read, agreed to and completed for those needing to complete their DBS for Guildford Hockey club:

A further list of resource documents from England Hockey covering child protection is here below. It is important that all coaches, team captains and anyone working with Juniors read these carefully:

DBS Guidance





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