Disclosure & Barring Service, Research Passports and Additional Pre-Employment Screening


For some roles within the University, DBS checks are required to prevent certain people from working with vulnerable groups and children.

The University complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly and equitably. It undertakes not to dscriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. 

The Criminal Records Bureau has been renamed the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Research Passports

The Research Passport system is an initiative developed to simplify the administrative procedures required for issuing Honorary Research Contracts (HRCs) to researchers who have no contractual arrangements with the NHS but who carry out research in NHS organisations which has an impact on patient care. Part of the passport includes obtaining a relevant DBS check.

Additional Pre-employment Screening

For some roles at the University candidates will be required to undergo Pre-employment screening.  This may need to be carried out every three years during the candidates employment depending on the role.