UKHCA - Disclosure and Barring checks

United Kingdom Homecare Association
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Disclosure Service

UKHCA’s Disclosure Service enables home care providers and other organisations to complete Disclosure and Barring checks on their staff.

Disclosure and Barring checks enable employers to make decisions about the suitability of their workers to provide services to children or vulnerable adults and is a legal requirement in England and Wales.

Our service is available to UKHCA members and non-member organisations and we are registered as an umbrella body with the Disclosure and Barrings Service (DBS).

The Disclosure Service Team was formed in 2002, and has a vast experience in dealing with Disclosure Applications. We provide a professional, cost effective and efficient Disclosure checking service and are always on hand to provide assistance you may require.

Our services include:

  • Guidance on how to complete Disclosure Application forms
  • Comprehensive guidance notes.
  • Priority vetting procedure to ensure that applications can proceed without delay
  • Advice and guidance on how to use the information obtained in completed Disclosure and Barring checks.
  • Liaison with DBS on your behalf.
  • Prompt alerts for developments in DBS practices
  • Useful ‘hints and tips’ which may help you in the recruitment process.
  • Access to the DBS Barred list and DBS Adult First check.

Our service abides by the DBS Code of Practice, to ensure that information about your prospective employees is secure and confidential

Using our services

More information about using our service, please contact our dedicated Disclosure Team on 020 8661 8188 (option 3) or email us with your full name, address and contact telephone number at:

If you are already use our Disclosure service, more information is available from the Disclosure Service section of this website.

UKHCA Member organisations can get more information from the Members'-Only section of this site

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