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Basic Disclosure

You are required to obtain a basic disclosure certificate prior to going abroad. 

A basic disclosure is a criminal record check which shows that you have no criminal convictions. To comply with our safeguarding commitments, it is essential that Project Trust receives a copy of your basic disclosure certificate before your departure. 

A basic disclosure certificate is also required for visa applications for some countries.  Please refer to the instructions provided by the International Programme team when you receive your final country allocation. 

Once you have obtained the basic disclosure certificate, please scan a copy to Project Trust and bring the original with you to your training course.  

If you require a basic disclosure certificate for your visa, please take a copy of the certificate before sending it away with your visa application. 

Regardless of where you are based in the UK, you must use the instructions below to apply for basic disclosure. If you are not a UK citizen, please contact Project Trust’s International Programme team (01879 230444) as soon as possible for further instruction. 

  • How to apply for a basic disclosure certificate online
    • How to apply for a basic disclosure certificate online 
    • Go to theDisclosure Scotland Application Page 
    • Read the instructions on the page carefully. Ensure you have the details required to hand and your card ready for payment 
    • SelectAPPLY NOW 
    • If at any point you are asked ‘is the basic disclosure to be sent to an employer?you should selectNO 


    Once you have received your basic disclosure certificate, please scan a copy then bring the original certificate with you to your training course. 

    If you have any questions, please phone Disclosure Scotland on 0300 020 0040 in the first instance. 

    If your query cannot be answered by Disclosure Scotland, please contact Project Trust on 01879 230444.