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DBS Online Application for Coaches

The National Ice Skating Association (NISA) are partnered with Security Watchdog to assist you in obtaining your DBS check. Security Watchdog will provide you with the expertise and administrative support to guide you through the whole Disclosure application process. This will start from your initial registration with our service and continue through the entire process to the Disclosure outcome, ensuring that at all stages the DBS Policy and Codes of Practice are strictly adhered to.

Please be aware that Disclosure Scotland Basic will not be accepted - full disclosure is required every 3 years. If you work and live in Scotland please apply for your disclosure through here. 

If you require further advice or information please do not hesitate to contact Security Watchdog on 01420 558 752.

There are 3 stages of the application process which must be followed:

Stage One: Online Application

Please complete your online DBS application by using this link and clicking ‘Start Application’ in the orange box.

You will be asked to enter the following information:

Organisation Reference: NISA
Password: NISA2013

The application form is a simple 5 step process. Please follow the on screen instructions and complete all the fields provided. 

Stage Two: Payment

At the point of entering your application online you will be prompted to make a payment online via their secure payment system. The total cost of your application will be £54.20. This includes the cost of the DBS Disclosure and Security Watchdog’s administration fee.

Failure to make payment will result in your application not being submitted 

Once completed it will ask you to provide your employer with I.D. verification - DO NOT send any I.D. to NISA. Please print off a verification form (see document below). This should then be taken to the Post Office for I.D. verification along with your DBS Application number. Please see stage three on how to submit an I.D. verification. 

Stage Three: Identification Verification

In line with the DBS Code of Practice all applicants requiring a DBS check must have their identity verified.

To have your I.D. verified you will need to take the following items to the Post Office along with your DBS Application number. The Post Office charge £12.75 over the counter to use this service.

You will need to take:

  • Three items of original I.D. (please see below for acceptable I.D.)
  • Post Office Verification Form (please see below)
  • A good quality photocopy of each document

The Post Office will:

  • Check your original documents against your photocopies
  • Certify each copy as a true likeness of the original

Once the documents are verified you will need to send them to dbs.enquiries@capita.co.uk or post to - 

Security Watchdog (NISA)
Cross & Pillory House

Cross & Pillory Lane



GU34 1HL


It is ESSENTIAL that at least one of the pieces of identification used shows your current address. 


Once this has been completed you will receive a certificate in the post and the NISA office will be notified by Security Watchdog. You do not need to send us your certificate as we have access to the Security Watchdog portal which shows us when an application has been completed. 

DBS certificates have to be updated every 3 years from date of issue. 

For further information an Applicant PDF guide is available and also there is an additional Applicant Video Tutorial.


DBS UPDATE SERVICE (England & Wales only)

As of 17 June 2013 individuals have now been able to join the ‘Update Service’ putting them in greater control of their information; allowing them to reuse their DBS certificates when applying for similar jobs.

If an individual subscribes to the Update Service this then enables their employer to go online, with their consent, and carry out a free, instant check to find out if the information released on the DBS certificate is current and up-to-date. Registration lasts for 1 year and costs £13 per year and must be updated annually.

For anyone opting to use this service if your current DBS certificate is due to expire prior to 1 March 2019 then a new one will have to be applied for and a copy sent into the office prior to the relicense date. Licenses will not be issued without valid DBS / PVG certification.

Written notice must be forwarded to coaching@iceskating.org.uk stating that you consent that your DBS may be verified by the National Ice Skating Association at that time to update records. 
Anyone wishing to know more information about this may follow the link: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service