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DBS Process and Verification During Office Closure

A note from London FA regarding the processing of DBS verification during the current office closure.

As you may be aware the London Football Association offices have now been closed until further notice and all staff are now working from home.

This has meant that the process for DBS verification has become slightly more difficult as many applicants attend the office to have documents verified.

Currently, we are unable to complete these verifications at our offices and contact has been made with our local verifiers advising them that, if they are happy to continue conducting the verification process, then we are grateful. However, we are aware that due to the current climate many will not wish to undertake the verification checks. 

The London Football Association has sought guidance from The English Football Association, who have advised that the verification process is something that is being reviewed currently and further updates will be provided in future. 

We are aware that this change will have a knock-on effect for clubs; however, as soon as we receive further news, we will be in touch to update you all.