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Information about 'Disclosure'

Good Practice

  • Address History Continuation Sheet:

Please remind applicants that if their address history will not fit onto the application form they must complete a DBS continuation sheet. Please click here for a copy of the continuation sheet. The DBS will only accept applications with a full and complete 5 years worth of addresses.

  • Checking ID Documentation:

Always check for signs of tampering when checking identity documents and always query if they display any signs of damage, especially in the areas of personal details such as the name and photograph. Please refer to the DBS' guidance for further information on checking validity of documentation which is available online at: (ID Checking Process).

  • Consent form - Update Service

The DBS Update Service allows applicants to keep their DBS certificates up to date online and allows employers to check a certificate online. For an employee of the University to check an applicant's status they must:

      • be legally entitled to carry out a status check and
      • gain consent from the applicant.

Please contact Sue Woodcock (, ext 46141) for an example consent letter.