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Disclosure certificates and convictions

You need to tell your employer about certain convictions. You can do this by making an application for disclosure. There are different levels of disclosure.

Once Disclosure Scotland has processed your application, they'll post you a certificate. For higher level disclosures, they'll also send a certificate to the organisation you applied with.

All certificates include:

  • your name
  • your date of birth
  • any convictions which can be disclosed
  • the date of these convictions
  • the sentence you got for these convictions

For higher level disclosures, other relevant information (ORI) can also be included. ORI is information that the police decide you need to disclose.

The police can only add ORI if they decide it:

  • is relevant to the job or type of regulated work you are applying for
  • should be included on the disclosure certificate 
  • can be disclosed without making it more difficult to prevent or detect a crime
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