Disclosure Scotland

Disclosure Scotland helps employers make safer decisions when they're recruiting people. It also makes sure unsuitable people don't work with vulnerable groups, including children. Find out more about Disclosure Scotland.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), Disclosure Scotland has invoked business continuity plans to prevent any disruption to our safeguarding services.

We are prioritising checks for those working in health and care sectors. Ministers have also suspended fees for urgent disclosures for coronavirus (COVID-19) response workers. You do not have to pay for forms emailed before midnight on 11 May 2020.

This may mean applications for people working in other sectors take longer than expected.

A Bill has been introduced that may make disclosure legislation simpler and less confusing. Find out more information here.

If you live in England or Wales, apply for your criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you live in Scotland, apply for your disclosure from Disclosure Scotland.

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Gerard Hart

Chief Executive

The chief executive is personally accountable to the Scottish Parliament for the efficient and effective operation and financial management of Disclosure Scotland and for performance against key targets.





Disclosure Scotland
PO Box 250
G51 1YU