Common Law Police Disclosure

Common Law Police Disclosure ensures that where there is a public protection risk, the police will pass information to the employer or regulatory body to allow them to act swiftly to mitigate any danger.


The details of scheme are provided on the College of Policing website


The scheme provides robust safeguarding arrangements while ensuring only relevant information is passed on to employers. The scheme strikes an appropriate balance between the interests of the individual and the importance of public protection.

The scheme replaces the Notifiable Occupations Scheme.

Published 10 August 2015
Last updated 26 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated as it is now held on the College of Policing website.
  2. First published.