DBS certificate

England Athletics and UK Athletics take our responsibilities towards the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults in athletics and running very seriously and require everyone in the sport who has significant contact with children and/or vulnerable adults to have a Disclosure and Barring Service – DBS check  

What role do you fulfil? 

The role that you fulfil within athletics and running will determine the process you should go through to complete or renew your DBS check, please check the details below to find out how you can keep your DBS check up to date. 

If you hold one of the following roles please follow the DBS process detailed below. 

  • New coach or Leader in Running Fitness 
  • New technical official 
  • Have completed a course but failed to complete my DBS/ CRB at the time 
  • New guide runner 

If you hold one of the following roles you will automatically be sent renewal information. Find out more about re-licensing.
For this to happen it is essential that your details on the myAthletics portal are up to date so please take the time to check these and update them if necessary. .

  • Existing coach or Leader in Running Fitness with a DBS check that needs renewing 
  • Existing official with a DBS check that needs renewing 
  • Existing licenced guide runner with a DBS check that needs renewing 

If you are a Team Manager or Club Welfare Officer, please contact UKA Welfare team dbs@uka.org.uk to request a DBS application.  You should include your full name, postal address and what role you have with your request. 

If you are none of the above but feel you may still require a DBS please contact UKA’s Welfare team dbs@uka.org.uk and you will be assessed on an individual basis. 

DBS Check Process – Online 

1. Log into your profile through the myAthletics portal 

If you are applying for a coaching or officials’ licence for the first time your profile will be created for you after you have booked on a course. Information confirming your profile has been set up and how to access the portal will be sent to you once you are booked on a course. 

If you have forgotten your username and/ or password you can select the ‘Forgotten your username?’ and/ or ‘Forgotten your password or need a new one?’ links to proceed. 

2. Go to the ‘Personal Details’ section 

This is at the top of the page once you have logged in. At the bottom of the first column you will see your current DBS status: 

  • If you have no DBS check or your DBS check has expired this will be shown in red – please click on the link to ‘Access online DBS’ next to this to complete the online application 
  • If your DBS check is due to expire shortly this will be shown in amber – please click on the link to ‘Access online DBS’ next to this to complete the online application 
  • If your DBS check is fully up to date the date and status will be shown in green – you do not need to act, there will be no link to access the online DBS process. It is, however, worth noting when your application is due to expire so you can act a few months before this 

The online form process is simple to follow, on screen information at each stage will help you complete it effectively. 

3. Show identification

You will need to physically show three forms of identification to your ‘evidence checker/ verifier’.  More information on who to choose as your ‘evidence checker/ verifier’ is given in the online process and information on the types of identification is available on the UK Government website. They can then complete their part of the process online. 

Applications made online will still receive an ‘applicant’s’ certificate from the DBS. If the certificate finds ‘no information’ you do not need to send the certificate to UKA for verification.

Further information

If you have any queries regarding updating your DBS record please contact the UKA Welfare office  email: dbs@uka.org.uk 

If you have a query regarding accessing your myAthletics portal profile please contact Membership Services via the Contact Us page on this website. 

If you are a club DBS verifier go to Club Hub. 

Club Hub

Our digital support area with a range of useful resources for clubs.