DBS Checks

A DBS check (formerly known as a CRB check) is performed in order to ascertain whether or not an individual has a record of criminal activity. A DBS check involves completion of a form alongside submission of the relevant ID documents to support your application. This information is then checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service in conjunction with the police. The results are then disclosed on a certificate that can be shown as proof of a completed DBS check.

As part of your academic studies, research and extra-curricular activities, you may be required to undertake a DBS check if you are working with children (anyone under the age of 18 in the UK) or with vulnerable adults.

This information does not pertain to you if you have been asked to apply for a DBS check prior to registration. To access further information regarding this, please contact the School which you are applying to.

If you think you require a DBS check, in order to participate in an activity which is linked to your studies, then please email brief details of the work you will be undertaking to dbssupport@le.ac.uk. This is a designated inbox for student queries.

If you have a query relating to DBS checks for staff, please contact recruitment@le.ac.uk.

If you require further information on the DBS process, please follow this link.

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If you have any queries about safeguarding issues or wish to make a safeguarding report please email concerned@le.ac.uk

Emails will be directed to one of the University's Designated Safeguarding Officers.