Help & Advice

The UK Ring Sports Federation (UKRSF) is proud to announce that we will be providing a national register for Ring Sport Professionals.  In December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

If you are in regulated direct contact with children under the age of 18, or vulnerable adults, it is very likely you will need a DBS check undertaken.

Once you have completed the UKRSF Process your application will be processed by an authorised Umbrella Company who will submit all our applications.  With over 6000 a month being processed you will be benefit from the high levels of quality and service.

As a general indication the following assessment should be considered when deciding to carryout the necessary checks.

1. What work will the role involve? Included in this assessment should be factors such as:

  • Will the work involve teaching, training or supervising children?
  • Will the work be supervised? (click here for DfE guidance about supervision)
  • Will the employee be carrying out the work frequently? (defined as once a week or more often, or on 4 or more days in a 30 day period, or overnight in the same establishment)

2. Where will the work be carried out?

  • Will the work with children be carried out in a ‘Specified Place’? (including schools, institutions for the detention of children, children’s homes or children centres in England, childcare premises)


  • Be done frequently (same definition as above)
  • Done by the same person engaged in work for or in connection with the purposes of the establishment
  • Give the employee an opportunity to have contact with children
  • Exceptions to this group are the following:
    • Activity by a person contracted (or volunteering) to provide occasional or temporary services (not teaching, training or supervision of children)
    • Volunteering, under day to day supervision of another person engaging in regulated activity
    • Activity undertaken regularly in a number of different establishments, but only infrequently in each: each establishment is only arranging the activity infrequently, so each establishment is not a regulated activity provider in relation to that activity