DBS verification sessions Aug 2020

DBS verification sessions arranged

SUFFOLK FA have arranged a series of DBS verification sessions as grassroots football returns.

SUFFOLK FA have arranged a series of DBS verification sessions as grassroots football returns.

As a result of the Government’s guidance due to COVID19, it was necessary for Suffolk FA to temporarily suspend the processes for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificates.

With restrictions now being eased in line with the phased return of grassroots football, Suffolk FA will be holding a number of sessions for referees, club welfare officers, and others requiring verification of documents as part of receiving an approved check.

Coaches applying for a FA DBS Check should please continue to contact your appointed Club or League Welfare Officer and not attend one of these sessions.

In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, booking is required to ensure that both the member of staff and attendees are safe when attending the meeting.

Prior to the verification, you will receive an e-mail from the Suffolk FA member of staff completing the check with further detailed guidance relating to the venue, as well as measures which will be in place.

Please ensure you have completed the initial application stage prior to booking for this verification to take place.

The following dates and venues will be available:


Friday, August 14th 2020
The New Croft, Haverhill Rovers FC

Saturday, August 15th 2020
Dellwood Avenue, Felixstowe & Walton United FC

Monday, August 17th 2020
Walmer Road, Kirkley & Pakefield FC

Wednesday, August 19th 2020
Skyliner Sports Centre, Bury St Edmunds

Thursday, August 20th 2020
Bloomfields, Needham Market FC

Thursday, August 20th 2020
Rushmere Golf Club, Ipswich


To book a DBS verification, please click here

Suffolk FA guidance on initiating a DBS check for Referees or Club Welfare Officers can be found in the document at the foot of this page.

It is mandatory for coaches, Club Welfare Officers and 16 years old+ referees officiating youth football to hold an approved FA DBS Check before they begin their role.

Anyone unable to attend one of these sessions and without access to a Club or League Welfare Officer can utilise the Post Office, although there is a cost for this service.

Please also note the Post Office is currently experiencing an unprecedented demand for its service. For information on how to use their App, please see here.

Please see the FAQ page from the Post Office on their verification app for information.

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