Canterbury Christ Church University DBS

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Canterbury Christ Church University DBS

The DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) was established under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and merges the functions previously carried out by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

You can find out more on the Home Office website.

Courses subject to DBS checks

If an offer of a place is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, this will be indicated in the relevant course entry. The University requirement is that all individuals who will be working unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults gain an enhanced disclosure certificate from the DBS before starting their course.

You will either need to attend a DBS session at the University or apply for the DBS via the Post Office. The charge is usually £52 although some health-related courses do not have to pay. Further information will be sent to those offered a place.

Declaring any convictions, cautions or bind overs you have received

If applicable, when completing the application form you should declare any convictions, cautions or bind overs you have received. This is irrespective of when you received them or whether you consider them to be ‘spent’ or of insufficient consequence to report them. You will also be asked to declare further details of any previous offences at interview stage but these will not be looked at in detail unless you are offered a place.

If, before applying, you would like advice as to whether a previous offence is likely to prevent you entry onto a particular course you are welcome to write in confidence to:

The Admissions Manager,
Admissions Department,
North Holmes Road,

Please mark the envelope as ‘private and confidential’.

If you have convictions, cautions or have been bound over, you are not automatically barred from studying Health related or Primary Education programmes – we consider each applicant separately. What is important is that you are open with us about your past.