Volunteers will receive an email from the DBS team at the ECB every 12 months. The email will be to advise that we are about to perform an annual recheck of the volunteer's DBS status and renew their clearance accordingly.
The 3 year expiry is therefore now no longer the case, as these checks will happen yearly (all being well the expiry date on your record will be pushed back a year each time so will still appear as though you have 3 years left on it).
While the email is worded in a way which asks the volunteer to take action to give consent for the checks, the volunteer does not need to take any action if they are happy for the checks to take place - this will happen after 7 days as long as they do not opt out.
If the volunteer does not want to allow the checks, they have the option to decline within 7 days. This will however end their DBS and regulated role in cricket unless they at any point change their mind and decide to opt back in, allowing the checks (in which case the volunteer needs to get in touch with the ECB DBS team at firstname.lastname@example.org).
After the checks have taken place, if the volunteer does not hear anything, they can assume that the checks were successful and they remain cleared. We will only notify if the annual check and renewal was unsuccessful (due to the check revealing new content on the certificate for example - in this instance the volunteer would be asked to complete a new application and send the certificate to Lord's for review).
Please note that this service is only available to volunteers - for those in paid roles the 3 year DBS expiry still pertains.
See a full list of outcomes from the annual rechecks here.