Obtaining your DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate (formerly CRB) University of Greenwich

From 1 December 2012 the agency previously known as the Criminal Records Bureau will become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

All those who work with children or vulnerable adults are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure through the DBS. It is the policy of the university that a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate is received prior to the start of your programme. A satisfactory clearance must be received before you can be fully registered with the university.

The information on these pages provides full information on the procedures for obtaining an Enhanced Disclosure certificate, including using the online application system to apply.

Important note

Students and trainees who do not have satisfactory clearances in time may have their placement activities suspended until such time as satisfactory clearances are obtained.

It is also important to note that your maintenance loan and grant funding will be delayed until we have had your DBS clearance. 

We will make every effort to help you complete the process 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 the university be held responsible for any delay in receiving your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate, which in turn may result in a delayed placement and funding.

As the disclosure is part of your career portfolio it is your responsibility to contact the DBS in case of lengthy delays.

What you need to do to now

  1. Check whether your programme requires you to have aDBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate
  2. If you need a certificate, read the guidance on the application process
  3. Begin your online application by selecting the identification documents you will use
  4. Verify your identification documents by attending a drop-in session on one of the university's main campuses. You will also be expected to make payment at this stage.
  5. Complete your application online

You can find further advice on completing these steps below.

Get started

Step 1 - Select Your Identification Documents

Begin your online application by selecting your identity documents.

Step 2 - Make Your DBS Payment

Find out how much you will have to pay for your DBS application.

Step 3 - Document verification

Attend a drop-in session on one of the university campuses to verify your documents and make a payment.

Step 4 - complete your online application

Complete your application for a DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate online.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to some of the more common questions about the Enhanced Disclosure process.

Contact us

If you are unsure about any aspects of the application process, contact your campus Student Centre.