Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

The University is a registered body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau) and as such conducts criminal records checks for certain staff and students in eligible roles.



For students requiring an ID check and their form to be countersigned there is a list of countersignatories (via the link on the left hand side). Please contact the countersignatory relevant to your department.

If your school or department regularly require DBS checks and do not have a countersignatory in place, please contact the Secretary's Office.

For staff checks please contact Human Resources: recruitment@bristol.ac.uk

For general enquiries regarding DBS checks please contact the Secretary's Office on (0117) 455 6548 (Ext. 56548)