What is a disclosure?

A Disclosure is a document containing impartial and confidential criminal history information held by the police and government departments which can be used by employers to make safer recruitment decisions.  There are three types of disclosure: Basic, Standard and Enhanced. Disclosure information can include:

 

- Details of criminal records

- Information about a person’s inclusion on children's or adults' lists

- Other relevant information held by a local police force or Government Body

- State that there is no information


The information included on the document will depend on the type of disclosure applied for.

 

Unlike a CRB check, any individual can apply for a Disclosure Certificate.  More information on disclosures for private tutors can be found on the Disclosure Scotland website or Access Northern Ireland.

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Last update: 12 May, 2013

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