Resources (England & Wales)

Below are a number of useful resources for employers using the ARC Disclosure Service

Making an Application in England & Wales – DBS (formerly CRB)

Hints and Tips on completing an online DBS application

ID Checking Guidelines from 3rd September 2018

CQC DBS Guidance for Providers

DBS Helping Employers make safer recruiting decisions

Getting a DBS check (overview)

DBS Eligibility Guidance (English & Welsh)

DBS Code of Practice Nov 15

DBS Privacy Policies


New Definition of Regulated Activities Summary

Regulated Activity – Adults – POFA 2012

Regulated activity in relation to children: Scope

DBS Checks for Childcare Providers

DBS Home Based Position Guidance

DBS Home Based Position Update 27 April 15

DBS Home Based Position Flowchart

Volunteer Roles DBS Guidance


DBS Adult Workforce Guidance

DBS Child Workforce Guidance

DBS Other Workforce Guidance


DBS ID Checking Guidance

Documents Applicants need for ID

DBS Reprint Guidance

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Policy templates for ex-offenders (English & Welsh)

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

SVGA Amended Schedule 4 – Parts 2 & 3



You can also find more information on the GOV.UK website page Guidance for Employers