Changes to DBS checks for British Triathlon Affiliated Clubs


Affiliated clubs are now able to register one committee member to verify identity documents as part of the DBS process.

This change will remove the need for clubs to find (and potentially pay for) an external identity check, therefore making the process quicker and cheaper for British Triathlon clubs. The registered person will agree to the DBS guidelines and be able to verify identity documents during the DBS process, before signing and sending a copy to British Triathlon. 

Affiliated clubs are required to nominate and register a committee member to be an identity checker and the committees have been emailed with the form to do this. If you have not received this, please email

This update comes into immediate effect and, after 16 September, only identity documents verified by the registered checker will be accepted by British Triathlon as part of the DBS checks for coaches and volunteers in clubs.

British Triathlon is committed to implementing policies to ensure that affiliated clubs comply with DBS and safeguarding processes and are supported in this by British Triathlon and our procedures. For more information about British Triathlon safeguarding, please visit our webpage.

Andy Salmon, CEO British Triathlon, said: “As the governing body we are committed to increasing participation, and have a responsibility to help everyone who participates in triathlon, take part in a safe and enjoyable environment.

“Clubs are at the core of our sport and we want to support them in the vital role they play in introducing and developing participants. This change will make the DBS process for club coaches and volunteers smoother, without affecting the validity of the DBS check through having a registered identity checker in each club.”

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