Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

If you need to find out more about DBS checks, either because you’re about to start a course that involves working with children or vulnerable adults (such as healthcare courses which include work-based learning or certain placements) or because you have a criminal conviction and you’re not sure whether it will affect your studies, we can provide you with 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.