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Disclosure Scotland Checks

Capita offers three types of Disclosure Scotland checks – Basic, Standard and Enhanced:

Basic Disclosure

A Basic Disclosure (termed as a "criminal conviction certificate" in Part V of the Police Act 1997) is the lowest level of Disclosure and is available to anyone in the UK for any purpose. It contains details of convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 or states that there are no such convictions. It is not job-specific or job related and may be used more than once.

Employers and volunteering organisations are entitled to ask prospective employees / volunteers to obtain a Basic Disclosure as pre-employment check.

Standard Disclosure

This is primarily available to anyone involved in working with children or vulnerable adults, as well as certain other occupations and entry into professions as specified in the Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Standard Disclosures shows all conviction information, spent and unspent including cautions. If the post involves working with children or vulnerable adults, the following may also be searched:

  • Protection of Children Act (POCA) List;

  • Information that is held under Section 142 of the Education Act 2002 (formerly known as List 99)


Enhanced Disclosure

This is the highest level of check available to anyone involved in regularly caring for, training, supervising or being in sole charge of children or vulnerable adults. It is also available in certain licensing purposes and judicial appointments. Enhanced Disclosures contain the same information as the Standard Disclosure but with the addition of any other non-conviction information considered relevant by the police or other Government bodies.

Information Included

The information included in the DIsclosure will depend on the type of Disclosure applied for.

Type of Disclosure

Information Included




Unspent convictions
Spent convictions
Inclusion on cheildren's list (where relevant to post applied for)
Inclusion on adults' list (where relevant to post applied for)
Other relevant information held by police forces

If you would like more information on our employment screening services and advice on which one is right for your organisation please contact us or call us on 0870 850 2516.