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 how we work and our corporate publications. Publications also include our board and committee minutes.

If you live in Scotland, find out how to apply for our types of disclosure.

The Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 14 July 2020. The new laws aim to make the disclosure process in Scotland simpler and easier to understand. Find out more about what will change.

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

Our services

How we work

Our organisation

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.



Phone: 0300 020 0040
Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm
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Disclosure Scotland
PO Box 250
G51 1YU