How to Register for DBS Checks

To use the ARC Disclosure Service for carrying out checks in England and Wales, we require organisations to be registered with us – Registration is FREE …

To register your organisation with the ARC Disclosure Service you will need to complete and return the following 2 forms:

  • one ADS Employers Registration Form v6.1 for your organisations address details, and to confirm you have the required procedures in place.  You will also need to include all the names of nominated individuals in your organisation who are to be registered with us to carry out ID checks.
    • if you wish to amend the details of your authorised ID checkers with us in the future, your primary contact will be required to email us with the name of the ID checker and their email address.  If the Primary Contact leaves the organisation, we will need to know who has taken over this role.
  • one ARC Indemnity Form v6.1 to be completed as declaration of your compliance with DBS Code of Practice ‘Management and Use of Disclosure Information’

Forward the completed forms either via email or post to disclosureservice@arcuk.org.uk or Disclosure Service, Association for Real Change, 10a Marsden Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1JY.  Please Note: forms to have a handwritten signature, typed names are not accepted.

Once we have received the completed forms we will register your organisation and provide you with your login details and step-by-step guidance notes, usually within an hour (during business hours) of receipt.

You are then ready to start your staff checks.

If you would like to enquire further about our services, please contact us at our Central Office in Chesterfield, Derbyshire on our direct telephone number 01246 541660 or email: disclosureservice@arcuk.org.uk