Anyone can apply for a Basic Disclosure as they do not fall within the strict eligibility criteria of a Disclosure and Barring check (DBS)
They are most commonly used for airside staff at airports, publicans, cash transporters and other employments where working with children, vulnerable adults or other rigorous legislation requires a more in-depth check.
You can apply for a basic disclosure for any purpose. However the contents of a basic disclosure certificate may differ depending on whether the application for the certificate is processed under the legislation that applies in England and Wales or under the legislation that applies in Scotland.
A basic disclosure certificate either contains information about every conviction of an applicant or states that there is no such conviction. Conviction takes its meaning from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, but it does not include any spent conviction.
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 sets out rehabilitation periods after which convictions may become spent; different rehabilitation periods apply in England and Wales and in Scotland.
Rehabilitation periods should be determined with reference to the law of the jurisdiction to which the inquiry relates. For example if you are applying for a basic disclosure in connection with an application to work in England or Wales then the question is probably being asked under the laws of England & Wales. It is for you and your prospective employer (in cases where the question is being asked for employment purposes) to identify the applicable governing law. Disclosure Scotland expects that the applicable governing law will normally be the same jurisdiction in which the applicant lives. If this is not the case then the individual should tell us otherwise.
For an application where the home address of the applicant is in England or Wales, the application will be processed under the version of section 112 of the Police Act 1997 and the rehabilitation periods in section 5 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 that apply in England and Wales.
For an application where the home address of the applicant is in Scotland or in a country outwith Great Britain, the application will be processed under the version of section 112 of the Police Act 1997 and the rehabilitation periods in section 5 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 that apply in Scotland.
Please click the link below to take you to the page to enter your details. You will be guided as to what to do - name/address/ID and employment. It is an extremely simple process which will only take you a couple of minutes. You will then be asked for payment separately via Worldpay or Paypal - we never retain any bank details.
The cost of a SCOTISH BASIC DISCLOSURE is only £37.00 inc VAT (£40.00 with a credit card) and we provide the only electronic service in the UK which means you would usually have your result sent via email in approximately 3 working days.