In any team where there are , or are likely to be 16 or 17 year old players, ALL Coaches/Assistant Coaches, Managers/Assistant Managers. First Aiders and Physio's will require an in-date accepted DBS check showing on the Whole Game System. Even if there is only one 16/17 year old in the squad.
Players in open aged football do not need a DBS as they do not have a regulated role in football.
How should a club apply for a DBS check? - Contact your County FA they will guid you through the process.
What Must Clubs Do? - 1. Adopt the FA Club Safeguarding Children Policy
2. Identify Coaches/Teams who are likely to have 16/17 year olds players and make sure that the coaches and managers have an in date FA DBS and are listed on the WGS
3. Appoint a Club Welfare Officer who has an in date FA DBS, who has completed a Safeguarding Children online course, Completed a Safeguarding for committee members course, Completed the Welfare officers online course.
Safeguarding online courses can be found https://thebootroom.thefa.com/learning/qualifications/safeguarding-course