DBS & Safeguarding

DBS Checks formerly CRB Checks

In December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Hence, the CRB Check is now referred to as the DBS Check. The services and information provided on Disclosure and Barring Service Checks have not changed, with DBS Checks still enabling employers, Clubs and Associations  to make safer decisions and help prevent unsuitable people from working or volunteering with vulnerable groups, such as children and the elderly. 

Who Needs A DBS Check?

ANYONE WHO'S ROLE IS WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND/OR VULNERABLE ADULTS; OR UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO PREMISES WHERE CHILDREN OR VULNERABLE ADULTS ARE PRESENT.  This means all Club Instructors (Paid or Not) and any  Volunteer who helps out at the Club. (if you are unsure please contact Richard on 07980590055)

We submit DBS Checks on behalf of our club heads and Individual Members to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). These include roles where the individual will be working with children and/or vulnerable adults; or unrestricted access to premises where children or vulnerable adults are present. For example schools, clubs or care homes etc.

How do I apply?

Please contact in the first instance: Richard Lane (07980590055 or email info@asmaa-sdf.co.uk)

Details will be entered into our secure umbrella service provider. From then on, the Service provider will contact you and give you a secure website and password to enter your details.

You need to send payment before this will happen.

We will then be ask to see proof of date of birth and address. This is all added to the system and sent to the DBS, who will process the claim. A full Enhanced DBS check is done and if everything checks out, you will receive notification and a paper copy of the Check. ASMAA-SDF will also be notified

How Long Does The Process Take?

From receiving cleared payment, the process should only take 2-3 weeks (sometimes sooner)

How Long Does the Check Last For?

There is no legislation that governs how long before you renew your DBS. It is recommended that it is updated every two(2) years and we ask all Instructors and/or Volunteers to update every two(2) years.

How Much Does The Check Cost?

Full Enhanced DBS Check Per Paid Instructor is:        £ 69.00

Full Enhanced DBS Check Per Volunteer (A helper or Instructor who does not receive any financial reward) is:                                                    £ 25.00


Safeguarding & Child Protection

As an association we have a duty of care to check who is visiting and working with your children and young people.

We have a Safeguarding Code in ASMAA-SDF to ensure Martial Arts can be practiced and enjoyed in a safe manner.

All Clubs and instructor heads  need  to ensure that they have the correct policies and procedures in place to safeguard children and young people.

All clubs must familiarise themselves and adhere to this strict safeguarding policy at all times. 

We are in the process of obtaining full Safeguarding in martial arts code. 

The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been created to reward martial arts club/organisations and individuals who exercise good safeguarding practice in their delivery. It helps to demonstrate that you work to protect the children, young people and adults that are involved in your activities, as well as those coaches/instructors who are working with them. 

We require all our members to adhere to our safeguarding policies.

Please register your club (or as an individual) with the following:


Contact: Sue Harrison who will help and guide you through the process.

Email: sue.harrison@educare.co.uk


Safeguarding Officer


Safeguarding Officer

For any matters relating to Safeguarding, Child Protection, Welfare, or any other area regarding ASMAA-SDF, please contact: Richard Lane

Tel: 07980 590055 or email: info@asmaa-sdf.co.uk