The Football Association (The FA)
We administer the criminal records checking process on behalf of The Football Association.
Criminal records checks in football
Have a look at the FA’s safeguarding page
Club and League Welfare Officers
Fast, simple, cost-effective criminal record processing
99% of people requiring criminal records checks in football are now using the online application process through OnlineDisclosures. This service provides quicker, cost-effective checks which are simple for clubs and organisations to administer.
Online Disclosure checks cost £10 per person, including VAT.
Paper-based applications cost £20 including VAT.
The costs for DBS Enhanced with or without barred list checks are:
|The applicant is||Administration fee paper application method||Administration fee online application method||Government charge||Total|
|A Volunteer||£20||£10||Nil||£20 or £10 depending on application method|
|Not a Volunteer||£20||£10||£44||£64 or £54 depending on application method|
Help and Support
For help and support during the criminal record check application process contact the FA DBS administration team:
1 Wilford Business Park,