DBS saga continues – Regulation news from the ABkC Newsletter
Discussions continue with the MSA about compulsory entrant’s licences for commercial teams and DBS checks for mechanics. Super One will be asking for Entrants Licences from teams this year. The MSA is also looking at the draft Team Charter document that was developed by the ABkC. The ABkC has had to shelve its plan to become a DBS checking authority for the time being because the number required per annum is just too high to be viable in the short term.
Jonathan Day, the MSA’s new Director of Development, is undertaking a complete review of Child Safeguarding which could result in a much more targeted approach to DBS checks for officials.
At the March Steering Group meeting there was concern that parents, drivers and mechanics are not understanding some of the basic regulations. The ABkC will shortly take delivery of the new booklets, ‘Racing Rules Explained’, which is mostly pictorial and aimed at juniors and their parents. The ABkC will also put a pdf on the website.