This guide is for people who are applying for jobs, roles or courses that require placements, which are exempt, or ‘excepted’, from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
This guide is for organisations that recruit for jobs, roles or courses that require placements, which are exempt, or ‘excepted’, from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA) primarily exists to support the rehabilitation into employment of people with convictions who have stopped offending and wish to turn their lives around. Updated October 2023.
Ban the box: Data protection and the use of criminal offence data for employment and education purposes.
This is a practical guide aimed at employers and recruiters in the construction industry to help them understand their legal rights and responsibilities and best practice when employing a person with a criminal record.
It is vital that employers take the time to understand how to recruit safely and fairly. The law around criminal record checks is complex and recent changes to the legislation mean that many employers’ policies and procedures are out of date.