School of Psychology

DBS Checks for Psychology Students

DBS Forms are available from the School Office for Psychology students who require a check in order to carry out their studies. The School employs the services of an organisation called Safety-Net to assist with the DBS checking process. This ensures that forms can be processed as quickly as possible even at peak times of the year.

 What you need to do


**Please note if you are completing a placement with Sussex Partnership Trust, the DBS check will be completed through them**

  • Collect a DBS form and guidance documents from the Psychology School Office
  • Complete your form providing as much information as possible, use the continuation sheet if required, to provide a full 5 year (no gaps) address history.
  • Please note that placements and research/studies related to empirical projects, are not classed as voluntary by the DBS, they are classed as part of your course, so box no. 68 on the DBS form needs to be answered as no.
  • Book an apppointment with Safety Net to have your form and ID checked at their office in Portslade.
  • Safety Net will send the form off to be processed by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Safety Net Contact details:

01273 414981 or        

Manor Offices, Emmaus, Drove Road, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 2PA      

Note you do not incur any fees for this service

*Non Psychology students should check with their own School how DBS checks are carried out for them.*