DBS Checks


If you require a DBS check for a placement opportunity, work experience opportunity or year in business, the Student Services Centre can complete a DBS check for you. 

 

The Student Services Centre can complete a DBS check for you if it is a requirement for your academic studies. We cannot complete a check for you for personal or paid work. The Student Services Centre do not complete checks for the below teams:

If you require a DBS check for the above areas, the above links provide you with an email address for you to contact the respective areas. If your request is not for a Volunteering, Sports or Social Work programme please follow the below information: 

Requesting a DBS Check 

1. To request a DBS Check you will need to email studentservices@royalholloway.ac.uk with scans or good quality photos of your Identity Documents (see below for further detail of accepted documents) 

2. We will review your documents and ask you to book an in person appointment where we will complete your DBS Check. 

3. During the appointment, we will ask to see your Identity Documents so we can verify that they belong to you so please ensure they are in your possession at the time of your appointment. 

EU Nationals

If you are an EU National who has settled or pre-settled status and you require a DBS Check, you’ll need to provide us with your immigration status share code. Please provide us with your immigration status share when you email your DBS document to us.

 

What documents do I need to complete my DBS check?

A full list of accepted documents can be found here

Do I need to pay for a DBS check?

DBS checks are free of charge with the exception of the MSc in Advanced Practice programme

Can I get an enhanced DBS check? 

All checks that we complete are enhanced DBS checks. 

How long does a DBS check take to complete?

The DBS check takes around 15 minutes to compete but the overall turnaround time will be variable depending on individual availability for the appointment. 

When will I receive my DBS certificate?

The most recent statistics released by the Disclosure and Barring Service showed that the average time taken for an enhanced DBS check to be completed was between 10 and 11 days. It should be noted that each application is different and the completion time can vary with some checks taking longer, especially if they are at an enhanced level.

What's the status of my DBS check?

If you would you like to see the progress of your DBS check, please use the DBS tracking service. To view the status of your DBS, you will need to provide your date of birth and your DBS application form reference number. 

I'm a social work student, can you complete my DBS check?

DBS checks for Social Work students are organised and completed by the Social Work department and we will be unable to complete a DBS check for you. For further information or to arrange a DBS check, please contact the School of Law and Social Sciences. 

I need a DBS check for a volunteering opportunity, can you complete my DBS check?

If you require a DBS check for a volunteering position, please contact the Volunteering team to arrange a DBS check in the Careers and Employability Centre. 

I need a DBS check for a sports opportunity, can you complete my DBS check?

 If you require a DBS check for a sports volunteering position, please contact the Sport Volunteering team to arrange a DBS check. 

 

 

More Questions?

Contact the Student Services Centre