Basic Disclosure – for Individuals Living in Scotland or Overseas
A Basic Disclosure checks the Police National Computer and provides information about unspent (recent/serious) criminal convictions.
If you are an individual living in Scotland or overseas (including the Republic of Ireland) we can process a basic disclosure on your behalf through Disclosure Scotland.
Apply online for your individual Basic Disclosure.
Are you an employer and require Basic DBS Checks? You need Employer Services
Anybody who has ever lived in the United Kingdom can apply for a Basic Disclosure . It can be used for almost any job role; however some specific job roles must legally have a higher level of check (for example teachers and care workers). If a higher level of check is required and you are self employed, you must register with a recruitment agency or a professional body.
Basic disclosures can be used for a variety of reasons:
- Individual personal licence purposes, liquor licences etc.
- Unemployed individuals who would like to enhance their C.V.
- Visa applications.
- Basic disclosure checks are the appropriate level of check for self employed individuals, for example tradesmen, and are used to show that you do not have any unspent convictions.
- Basic Disclosure can also be used for employed individuals, who do not meet the eligibility criteria for standard or enhanced disclosures
Our Basic Disclosures online system also encompasses Basic Disclosure with apostille and further attestation services which is used for individuals for a variety of reasons such as those applying to the relevant embassies.
We at APCS are aim to ensure your application for a basic disclosure is a happy, stress-free experience and endeavour to provide the fastest service possible.
Please note that APCS is an umbrella body to Disclosure Scotland and we are only able to process individual applications through Disclosure Scotland. If you are living in England or Wales and require a basic DBS check you can apply for your own basic disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service directly on GOV.UK .