Disclosure

A letter of disclosure is something that should be written by yourself, to tell your story in your own words.

A disclosure letter is not just used to explained and disclose any past convictions but to also highlight the positive steps you have made since your last conviction. 

Try to turn your experience into something positive!

Your disclosure letter can be broken down into 3 sections

Section 1

This should be used to introduce yourself and explain a little bit about who you are, why you are applying for the job, any relevant experience you may have and why you believe you are a good candidate.

Section 2

This section should explain any criminal convictions you may have. Try to write this in a way that people who have no experience of the criminal justice system can understand. Talk about the circumstances leading up to your conviction and what positive steps you have taken since.

Section 3

You should finish your letter with a strong closing statement. Remember, this is an extra way to sell yourself to the employer!

You can find out more information about disclosure and understanding what you must disclose on the following websites

https://www.nacro.org.uk/

http://www.unlock.org.uk/