ADCH Membership Process (Full Members)
Coronavirus Update – March 2020
Whilst we are still welcoming applications for Membership, the final stage of the process (external assessment), has been suspended to protect potential and existing Members, as well as our Assessors, we hope to be in a position to complete assessments for new members by the end of the summer. We thank you for your understanding.
|Check Criteria and Submit Application Form||Before applying check criteria here. Submit your online application below and upload supporting documents (accounts for last 2 years and a copy of your constitution, or similar) and provide two your references.
NOTE: We ask for contact details for two referees for your rescue, from rescues who currently hold ADCH membership. Where this is not possible you can ask other outside bodies such as local authorities you may have worked with to provide these instead.
|Initial Approval to Progress||We will acknowledge receipt of your application and present to the Trustee Board for their initial approval.|
|Assessment||We will assign an ADCH Assessor to carry out an assessment against the Minimum Welfare and Operational Standards. The ADCH Assessor will then contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time and date to carry out the assessment.|
|Post-Assessment||The ADCH Assessor will go through the result of the assessment with you and a report and recommendation will be submitted to the Standards & Animal Welfare Committee (SAWC). SAWC will consider the Assessors report and make a decision whether to approve your membership.|
|Approval of Membership||We will advise of the decision made by SAWC and provide any feedback. If your application has been approved, we will issue an invoice for the membership fee (see current fee here). Your ADCH Certificate will be issued upon payment. If your application has been declined you will be provided with feedback and details of our appeals process.|
To apply for Full Membership, complete our online application form
Please Contact Us if you wish to receive a hard copy of the application form or you wish to apply for Affiliate Membership.