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Why do I need employee background screening?

When sporting organisations recruit new staff or volunteers, all reasonable steps must be taken to ensure unsuitable people are prevented from working with children and vulnerable adults.

As part of some national sporting government bodies’ (NGBs) safeguarding strategies, they require those working in eligible roles with children and young people to pass a disclosure and barring (DBS) check. This is in line with legislation and should be standard practice. Where a DBS or other pre-employment check highlights relevant information, this is investigated further. A risk assessment is carried out to establish whether or not the person will be accepted to work with children and young people in their particular sport.

Typical activities where a DBS and other pre-employment checks maybe required include managing, training, coaching, and supervising. Plus giving advice or guidance on well-being, caring for children, or driving a vehicle solely for children on behalf of a club or organisation. Other roles can also be checked, including stewards and officials.

Why choose First Advantage for your sports & leisure sector?


Neglecting to conduct background screening checks could leave your organisation vulnerable to recriminations, possible fines, and reputational risk.


Our expert team of onboarding executives will help ensure your background checking system is designed to meet your exact processing requirements. Our dedicated, Nottingham-based client care team will keep track of your applications and are always on hand to help with any questions.


Run checks on your staff regularly to help combat financial crime and terrorism, people trafficking and illegal immigration. Be absolutely confident people are who they say they are and be able to prove it. Our eligibility experts will ensure your online system processes checks at the right level for your organisation.

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