Criminal Record Disclosures
We are asking you to complete the criminal conviction questions in the second stage of your registration. This is in relation to job roles which are not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. For this reason, you are only required to disclose information about unspent convictions. You are not required to disclose spent convictions in these questions.
Additionally, you are not required to disclose any information about ‘protected’ offences (offences to which filtering rules apply).
If you wish to be put forward for/if any role is identified that may be suitable for you but which is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offences Act 1974, meaning that you are required to disclose spent convictions, we will ask you to complete an additional criminal disclosure form. You are not required to complete that additional form if you do not wish to be put forward for that type of work.
If you do declare any convictions, you are welcome to provide us with any additional information that you think may be relevant and which will help us to determine your suitability to be put forward for roles with our clients. This could include, for example, information about the circumstances of the offence, any work (paid or voluntary) or training that you have undertaken since, change in your circumstances etc. We will seek to put forward/supply the best possible candidates to our clients. Having a criminal conviction will not necessarily exclude you from the process. The information given will be treated in the strictest of confidence and only taken into account where, in our reasonable opinion, the offence is relevant to the post to which you are applying. Failure to declare a conviction may require us to exclude you from our register if the offence is not declared but later comes to light. If you are working in an assignment with a client at the time that we are made aware of a conviction that you have not disclosed to us, we may be legally required to inform our client of that information and your assignment may be terminated.