A DBS disclosure is a record of an individual's convictions, cautions, reprimands, and warnings and may also include information held by the UK police that relates to an individual's suitability for a position working with children and/or vulnerable adults.
Some courses at the University of East London require the satisfactory completion of a DBS check for those participating in specific activity with children and/or vulnerable adults. This is a professional body/regulatory requirement.
If the course you are applying to requires a DBS check, this will be detailed on the course webpage. To find out if your course requires a DBS check, please use our course search. Your offer letter will also detail any DBS requirement when you are offered a place.
If you are a current student considering taking a module that requires a DBS check, your School will inform you.
As an organisation using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to assess suitability for positions of trust, the University of East London complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for courses fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.
Our DBS policy can be found on our Student Policies and Procedures page.