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Basic Disclosure Scotland is a criminal record check provided by Disclosure Scotland, which is a government body responsible for issuing criminal record disclosures in Scotland.
A Basic Disclosure check shows any convictions that are "unspent" under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
To ensure the safety of their employees, customers, or volunteers. It identifies any criminal convictions that could make an applicant unsuitable for the role. Click here to know more about the importance of Disclosure Checks.
Around 14 days
The fee for a Basic Disclosure Scotland is £28. *plus admin fee
You can apply online, via a paper application form, or through Complygate.
If you're applying for a job or volunteer position in Scotland, make sure you have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check. It's quick and easy to obtain and can make all the difference in securing your dream role. Apply now.
A: Basic Disclosure Scotland is valid indefinitely, meaning that there is no expiry date. However, it is important to note that it only provides a snapshot of an individual's criminal record at the time of issue.
A: Yes, individuals with a criminal record can still apply for Basic Disclosure Scotland. However, it is important to note that any spent convictions will not be included in the certificate.
A: A Basic Disclosure Scotland check only shows unspent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Whereas, a Standard Disclosure Scotland check shows both spent and unspent convictions, as well as cautions, warnings, or reprimands that an individual may have received.
A: No, individuals must apply for their own Basic Disclosure Scotland check. However, employers or volunteer organisations can request the applicants to provide them with a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as part of the recruitment process.
A: You can check the status of your Basic Disclosure Scotland application by contacting our helpline or by using our online tracking system. You will need to provide your application reference number and other personal details to access the status of your application.