United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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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 a registered Umbrella Body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Enabling businesses and organisations throughout England and Wales to access criminal records data. The service is designed to help you comply with statutory regulation and to help make safer recruitment decisions.

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 any assistance you may require.

UKHCA members are entitled to preferential rates, saving more than 10% on our standard fee for each Enhanced Disclosure they request. Find out how to become a member of UKHCA.

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

We aim to provide you with as much help and guidance we can in order to assist with the Disclosure Application process. Please use the relevant links available to view and download any information you require.

For 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:

Further information is available from the Disclosure Service homepage on this website.

When you are ready you can request access to the UKHCA Disclosure Service and we will get back to you.

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