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Request a DBS Check

Please complete the below web-form if you believe that you may require a DBS Check for your research or placement as part of a course at Warwick.

If you are volunteering in a project with Warwick Volunteers, you will need to contact them directly to organise your check at If you are a paid member of staff, your DBS Check will need to be completed by our HR department.

Once we receive your form, our Disclosures Team will assess whether the role that you are undertaking will require you to have a DBS Check, and will email you to let you know the outcome, or to request further information. If a DBS Check is required, you will then be emailed with instructions on how to complete the DBS application.

When is a DBS Check required?

We are only allowed to check someone's criminal record in certain circumstances. Please see the below links for information on when a DBS Check is required.

DBS Eligibility Tool:

DBS Eligibility Guidance:

If you are not sure whether your research/ placement requires a DBS Check, please complete the DBS web-form below and we will advise you further.


I confirm that the research or work described above forms a mandatory part of my course of study at the University of Warwick (required)
When conducting the research or work you have mentioned above will you at all times be supervised. (For example: if visiting a school will you be in the company of a teacher or other employee during your visit) (required)
If a DBS check is required this will incur a fee of 49 GBP (40.00 for the Enhanced DBS check and the remaining for the Online application fee and VAT). Please provide details of who will be paying for the DBS check (required)
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The information that you provide on this form will be used to assess your eligibility to apply for a DBS Check. We will endeavour to contact you within 5 working days. We will not send you any information beyond that which you have requested, nor will we use the data for any other purpose.

The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of any information you have entered on this form and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. The University's Data Protection webpages provide further information on your rights and how the University processes personal data. If you wish to submit a data subjects rights request, make a complaint or report a suspected personal data breach, please contact the University’s Data Protection Officer by email at

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