Change to DBS Requirements for Scorers
The ECB have been reviewing the role of Scorer against the requirements of DBS, taking into consideration
the role definition and the legal definition of Regulated Activity. ECB undertake these reviews, on all roles,
to ensure that cricket is working within, and not in breach of, any legal requirements.
Following our most recent review, it has been concluded that the role of Scorer does not meet the legal
requirements for an Enhanced DBS.
Moving forwards, when an individual is contacted for their annual DBS recheck, they will need to complete a
questionnaire via a link provided. They will be asked to select the most appropriate role / options from the
drop-down menu. Depending on the answers given, they will receive confirmation as to whether their DBS can
be renewed for their remaining role/s in cricket, or their DBS can be lapsed in line with the changes.
If an individual is not registered to the Update Service but wishes to continue in Cricket in another role that
is in regulated activity, then a new application will be required.
Scorers will still be required to undertake the online Safeguarding for Specialist Roles (SSR)
eLearning training every 3 years and are encouraged to follow other safeguarding best practice guidance,
such as not being alone with a child, following "the rule of two".