Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

If you're starting a course that involves working with children or vulnerable adults (such as healthcare courses with work-based learning or certain placements) or you have a criminal conviction and you’re not sure whether it will affect your studies, we can provide you with DBS guidance and support.

Do you have a criminal record?

Any previous conviction need not be an obstacle to you succeeding in your studies at Essex.

About Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

Find out what a DBS check is and whether you need to have one.

The DBS check process

Everything you need to know about getting a DBS check.

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