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Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS)


  1. Overview
  2. Documents to provide
  3. What happens next


You may be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) before you start work at South Tyneside Council.

You will need a DBS check if you will be working with vulnerable groups including children.

A DBS is a check of your criminal records.

A DBS certificate lasts 3 years.

You will need to complete a recheck after 3 years.

If you need a DBS check

If you need a DBS check or recheck, we will give you a link and login code to complete the check online.

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