ARC Disclosure Service

Welcome to the ARC Disclosure Service

The ARC Disclosure Service is registered to carry out Standard and Enhanced checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) in England and Wales, AccessNI Northern Ireland and Disclosure Scotland.  We support both large and small employers in the Health & Social Care Sector throughout the UK to obtain checks on behalf of their employees.

Carrying out criminal record checks allows you to make safer hiring decisions.   We specialise in providing robust and professional background checks.  We aim to make the process as simple as possible.  Applications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland are carried out online.  Applications for Scotland currently remain paper-based.

We offer fast and reliable checks with no set up charges and competitive administration fees. 


Once registered, we provide your organisation with access to the relevant system with no contract or minimum or maximum checking requirements. This means you are free to request checks as and when you need them.

For further help and support you will find registration forms, help and guidance, latest information, pricing etc on each of our specific country pages. DBS England, AccessNI Northern Ireland & Disclosure Scotland.

Contact us on direct line: 01246 541660

ARC’s DBS Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Statement of Fair Processing can be viewed below, together with a range of Privacy Policies issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service: