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Examples of self-disclosure statements – Help us by sending us yours

Whenever you’re asked to disclose your criminal record to either an employer or university then discussing the details with them face-to-face is likely to be the most effective way.

However, there are a number of reasons why a self-disclosure statement can be a useful way of planning what you’re going to say and also, to leave with the employer/university as a record of what you’ve disclosed.

We’ve developed some new examples of self-disclosure statements /disclosure letters that can be used as guidance when writing your own.

We’re really keen to get your feedback on our four statements. Email us on

We’d like to feature more examples – Send us yours

The examples we’ve developed are just the start. We’re really keen to show how good statements can vary in their style and approach. We think a really good way to do this is to get some real-life ones that have been used successfully.

So, if you’ve written your own statement which you went on to use and that resulted in you being offered a job, we’d love to see it.

We’re going to pull together a number of the examples we’re sent and then we’ll share them anonymously on our page on self-disclosure statements.

Send your examples, along with details of the job you applied for, to

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