So that you don't have to apply for a new DBS check each year, we recommend that you join the DBS Update Service. This service keeps your DBS certificate up to date, which means that when we need to recheck your DBS status, we can carry out a quick, online status check to see if anything has changed on your certificate. This has the following benefits:
- Applicants can keep their DBS certificates up to date
- Employers can check a DBS certificate online
- Applicants’ certificates are auto-renewed every 12 months, provided your circumstances haven’t changed (you may opt out of this if you wish)
You can join the Update Service once your certificate has been issued and we will guide you through the registration process.
If you are in a paid role, the registration with the Update Service costs £13 a year (payable by debit card or credit card only directly to the DBS).
If you already have an existing Update Service Registration we will guide you on how to add your new ECB DBS Certificate so that it can be included in the annual renewal recheck.
All registrations will need to be actioned within 30 days of your DBS certificate being issued, you can not add a certificate at a later date.
Please note that if you are not registered to the DBS Update service or give us consent to check your certificate, your clearance for Cricket will only be for a period of 12 months of your certificate being issued. If you wish to continue in regulated activity after this period then a new application would be required - at a cost of £38 for Paid applicants, free of charge for volunteers.
For further details on the DBS update service please use the following link: