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Important Customer Notices:

System Issues

24 February 2015

Disclosure Scotland are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our IT systems, this may prevent us from offering our full range of services. We apologise to our customers if this causes any inconvenience.

System Maintenance

24 February 2015

Due to system maintenance, Basic Disclosure Online (BDO) will not be available between 1800 and 1830 on 24/02/2015. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

How long will it take to receive my certificate?

15 February 2015

Disclosure Scotland works within a Service Level Agreement to produce 90% of all types of Disclosure, for a correctly completed application with no further enquiries, within 14 calendar days. This is measured from the day we receive the application to the day of dispatch. Certificates are dispatched 1st class Royal Mail postage.

As of 15 February 2015 we are working inside our performance target of processing applications within 14 days. Our average turnaround time for applications processed last week was 99.9% within 14 days.

As some applications may require further enquiries, these applications may take longer than our quoted average turnaround time.

Change to Disclosure Scotland's Bank Account Details

5 February 2015

Please be aware of a forthcoming change to Disclosure Scotland’s banking arrangements.  More detail here.

 

CUSTOMER NOTICE:

PLEASE DO NOT PUT STICKY LABELS ON APPLICATION FORMS.  OUR SCANNING SYSTEMS WILL NOT CAPTURE THE DETAIL ON THEM AND THESE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER.

 

Slight Change to some Disclosure Certificate Headings

6 March 2014

Please be aware that the headings on certain of our disclosure certificate templates have been altered in preparation for a future change in the law as to how disposals from the children’s hearings will be treated.  You can find out more about these changes in section 187 and 188 of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011.  Please follow this link:  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2011/1/contents

For now, we cannot give a specific date as to when these amendments will come into force.  Copies of the new templates are available here.

 

Application Form Process Flow Chart