Initiating a DBS through Whole Game System (Clubs)

Modified on Fri, 08 Jul 2022 at 10:27 AM

Clubs can now use the Whole Game System (WGS) to administer FA DBS checks for their coaches and club members.

Please remember it is a requirement for any clubs with 16 and 17 year old players that Managers/Coaches (including assistants) and medics (first aiders) have an FA DBS check.

Firstly, you will need to login to WGS, using your email and password. Upon login, navigate to your relevant Club Tab across the top of the screen.


If you then click on the Safeguarding Tab down the left side of the screen, this will load your Club Safeguarding page on screen, as below. 


For any current Team Managers, Coaches, Asst Managers or Asst Coaches, they will have a My DBS tab in their WGS login, so you do not need to add as a DBS Applicant. It is only new Team Officials in these roles, you cannot add as they do not have their DBS, who will need adding as below. 

In order to add a new DBS Applicant, click on your DBS Applications Tab, next to Club Safeguarding, which will load your DBS section on WGS, as below. 


You will see this allows you to “Add New Official” like your Club Officials and Team Officials pages and will require standard information to search for the said person, to see if they have a FAN.  

It is here you add a new DBS Applicant, when entering details of the person you are looking to find, once you click search you will see details such as below. You will only see email, phone and Previous Club if WGS cannot find a match to the details you enter. 


If you click on the “Add as DBS Applicant” button, this will add the individual to your DBS Applicants list, for a DBS Application to be undertaken. It will also show the individual as not started.  


At this stage, it is important you ensure that the personal details of the individual are up to date, and that their FAN shows correct names. If the FAN Record name requires amending, please contact your County FA who can update this, and show a “Known As” if birth name is different to that the individual is known as day to day. Most importantly, the individual email must be correct, otherwise they will not receive the auto email to commence their DBS at a later stage. 

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