Basic Disclosures


GBG are registered to process online applications for Basic Disclosures through Disclosure Scotland. Disclosure Scotland are currently responsible for carrying out Basic Disclosures on behalf of applicants in England, Scotland and Wales.

What is a Basic Disclosure?

A Basic Disclosure contains details of convictions considered to be unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA) or states that there are no such convictions.

GBG’s online service for Basic Disclosure applications follows that for Standard and Enhanced Disclosures, meaning Disclosures are completed quickly and more efficiently.

You can manage all your Disclosures from one screen, exporting information to Excel for instant reporting and, most importantly, make more informed recruitment decisions.

Who can have a Basic Disclosure?

Anyone can have a Basic Disclosure. Unlike Standard and Enhanced Disclosures, there are no eligibility criteria that must be met.

NB – Having a criminal record does not necessarily bar you from being considered suitable for a job role and all checks must be done with individual consent and a fair process.

When are they used?

Basic Disclosures are available to all employers and cover all roles and responsibilities. But please note for employees working with vulnerable groups (adults or children), Enhanced or Standard Disclosures are likely to be more appropriate. We can advise you on this.

What are the benefits to my organisation?

  1. All staff can be checked to the appropriate level for their role
  2. Limit the potential risk of recruiting inappropriately
  3. All Disclosure applications can be managed from one central place
  4. Security and peace of mind for customers and clients