The Association of Running Clubs (ARC) and insurers require that all volunteers who work with young people under 18 years of age or vulnerable adults undertake a DBS check.

DBS checks need to be updated every 3 years

ARC have a system with ProCRB for the online application for these checks

Send the name and email address of the applicant for the check and also the name of your club member acting as the scrutineer of the documents proving the identity and the address of the applicant to Michael White email secretary@runningclubs.org.uk.

A form for completion will be emailed to the applicant. The applicant will need to show documents proving his/her identity and his/her address to a senior member of your club who acts as your scrutineer

After the DBS check the ARC Secretary will advise your club official if there is no information disclosed on the DBS certificate and your volunteer can then start straight away

ARC will pay ProCRB fees. DBS make no charge for DBS checks for volunteers.

ARC ask for Standard DBS checks for run leaders. For those coaching children please request an Enhanced Check