Human Resources

Please also read

The University’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Disclosure & Barring Service

What is the Disclosure & Barring Service?

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

The DBS is responsible for:

  • processing requests for criminal records checks
  • deciding whether it is appropriate for a person to be placed on or removed from a barred list
  • placing or removing people from the DBS children’s barred list and adults’ barred list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Information for line managers

As a line manager you are responsible for ensuring that appropriate safeguards are in place at all times. Please read this further information on your responsibilities for DBS checks.

Information for applicants

If you are applying for a job at the University that requires satisfactory DBS clearance, you will need to complete a DBS check. Please read this further information on your responsibilities for applying for a DBS check.