Disclosure & Barring Service


All those who work with children or vulnerable adults are required to undertake a police clearance (Enhanced Disclosure) through the Disclosure and Barring Service . Most settings will ask for proof of Enhanced Disclosure and, without this, placement providers can legitimately refuse to accommodate you on their premises.

It is the policy of the University and the Faculty in which you will be studying that a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate is received prior to the start of your programme.

Students and trainees who do not have satisfactory clearances by specified, published dates for their programme of study will have the placement components of their studies suspended until such time as satisfactory clearances are obtained.   This means you will not be able to fully enrol and the Faculty will not allow you to start your placement if you do not have the necessary clearance.

Please note that the Head of Admissions reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a place if you do not complete the DBS Disclosure Application, or any other documentation required in order to meet the conditions of your offer, by a given deadline.

We will make every effort to help you complete the documentation thoroughly but cannot take responsibility for delays in obtaining your Disclosure certificate due to inaccurate or incomplete information supplied by you, or through any specific queries which may arise at the DBS in relation to the information you have supplied. Nor will Edge Hill University be held responsible for any delay in receiving your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate, which in turn may result in a delayed placement, or a deferral of certain elements of your programme until the next academic year or even a deferral of the start of the whole programme to the next academic year.

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