Disclosure Scotland in conjunction with the Scottish Criminal Records Office (SCRO) run checks against the Scottish Criminal History System (CHS) and the UK wide Police National Computer system (PNC) in order to ensure the best possible scrutiny of applicants.
Disclosure certificates contain details about an applicants' criminal convictions and Enhanced Disclosure Certificates can, in certain circumstances, contain non-conviction information.
Q: What is Disclosure Scotland?
A: Disclosure Scotland is a service designed to enhance public safety by providing potential employers and the voluntary sector with criminal history information on individuals applying for posts. Disclosure Scotland issues certificates - known as Disclosures - which give details of an individual's criminal convictions or state that they have none.
Q: What background checks are made on school transport contractors?
A: All drivers, attendants and escorts are checked through Disclosure Scotland.
Q: Under what circumstances are Disclosure Scotland checks carried out for positions advertised with the Council?
A: Disclosure Scotland checks are undertaken for all posts that are going to involve working with children and other vulnerable groups of people such as the elderly and disabled clients.
Q: How do you choose social care officers for the personal care service?
A: All staff are subject to a Disclosure Scotland search before being considered for a post, to ensure that nobody with a record of abusing vulnerable people is offered a job.