Disclosure & Barring Service Checks (DBS)


If your role requires you to come in contact with patients as part of your normal duties, you are required to disclose all past or pending charges, convictions, cautions, reprimands or warning (spent and unspent). An applicant must disclose details of any such conviction(s) in order to protect the public.

We have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment to patients, clients, visitor and our staff. The post you applied for is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of offender Act 1974. The Act prohibits any person making an application of employment to withhold details of any convictions which for other purposes are spent under the Act.

It is important that you complete the application form; guidance note on completing an online disclosure will help you to complete the form. Please provide your address history covering the last 5 years.

To enable us to begin your form request, you will need to complete you DBS application online by applying for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Record Bureau and quoting your job title e.g. Staff Nurse or Carer. Applicant, please log on to the Capita website using the link or better still click on the button below.

Use the login details and select Option 1 of the main site;

Organisation Reference: – SOH
Password:

You will require original documents specified on the Capita website for proof of identity and please make sure you bring sufficient documents with you plus these will be photocopied and the original will be returned to you.

Refusing to apply for a criminal record check
You can refuse to have a criminal record check carried out or you think this type of check is not appropriate for the post you applied for. However there are some jobs for which a DBS check is required by law. In this instance, if you refuse the check we might not be able to take your application any further

You can contact CRB/DBS helpline for general enquiries

Disclosure & Barring Service
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service
DBS update service – GOV.UK
https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update