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How to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check

A Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check is mandatory for all coaches taking an England Squash Level 1, 2 or 3 course. This is the highest level of check available to anyone involved in regularly caring for, training, supervising or being in sole charge of children or vulnerable adults. Check out our DBS FAQs for more info.

1) Apply

To apply for an enhanced DBS check or to renew an existing enhanced DBS please email the following information to

  • First Name
  • Surname
  • Email Address
  • Are you a paid or volunteer coach

England Squash will create a user account on your behalf with our DBS partner First Advantage. You will subsequently receive an email from to activate your user account and complete your enhanced DBS application. The email also contains a quick start guide and contact details for the support team should you require assistance during the application process.

2) Verify your documents

During the application process, you'll need to have your ID documents verified at the Post Office. Please ensure you follow the guidance available during application to successfully complete this section.

Next steps

Once the Post Office have verified your ID documents, the DBS search will commence. This can take up to 60 days, after which you will receive your DBS disclosure in the post. You'll then need to send this to us so we can update your coach/membership dashboard.

Need any help?

Please refer to the start guide (included in your activation email from for step-by-step instructions regarding the application process. Alternatively, the First Advantage support team is contactable as follows or 0115 969 4953.