Standard & Enhanced disclosures
If, because of the nature of your job, you need to apply for a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure, you must do this through your employer or an umbrella body.
Applying through an employer
If you have been asked for a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure by your employer or a potential new employer, they will have to manage the application process. Applications for these disclosures can only be processed by Disclosure Scotland when countersigned by an individual registered with Disclosure Scotland for this purpose.
Applying through an umbrella body
An umbrella body is an organisation which has registered with Disclosure Scotland and is able to apply for Standard and Enhanced Disclosures for individuals, for positions which are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974.
The application form should initially be completed and signed by the individual. It should then be countersigned by a registered person within the registered body or umbrella body before being submitted to Disclosure Scotland. The registered person is responsible for verifying the identification documentation before submitting the application.