Declaring Criminal Convictions
In accordance with the College’s safeguarding requirements, all students/prospective students are asked to disclose unspent criminal convictions in order to study at Barnsley College. This includes existing students that receive a criminal conviction whilst on a programme of study at College.
If the programme of study requires a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check, you are required to declare all convictions (including warnings, cautions, reprimands) which are ‘spent’ and ‘un-spent’ due to certain professions being exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Existing students must declare immediately upon receiving a criminal conviction. Prospective students will be asked to declare prior to enrolment. However, for programmes of study that require an Enhanced DBS, prospective students will be asked at their interview and again prior to enrolment, just to ensure there has been no amendments since the interview.
Please note that declaring a criminal conviction does not automatically prevent anyone from becoming or continuing as a student at Barnsley College.
You will be asked to complete the ‘Confidential Details of Criminal Convictions’ form which you can complete online by clicking on the link below. Once completed, this form is automatically sent straight through to the central Safeguarding Team. Your disclosed convictions will then be assessed in accordance with College procedures and the College will aim to inform you of the outcome of the assessment within 2 weeks of the Safeguarding Team receiving your fully completed form.
If you require any further information or support regarding declaration of criminal convictions please contact the Safeguarding Team on 01226 216 142 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to supply details of more than three convictions please download this file to supply your details of Criminal Convictions and upload it at the bottom of this form.
Last updated: 15th February 2022