A practical guide to employing ex-offenders

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Inside cover

Nacro’s support for employers

Introduction

Prejudged: Tagged for Life

Relevant legislation

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
DBS update service
Duty to refer
DBS

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Section 139 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
Nacro’s Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Guide

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013

Nacro’s practical guidance on DBS filtering
DBS filtering guidance
Access NI criminal record checks

Part V of the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013

Part V of the Police Act 1997

Data Protection Act 1998

Section 56 Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)
employeradvice@nacro.org.uk
Nacro website: asking about criminal records

Criminal record checks

Determining whether a check needs to be carried out

customerservices@dbs.gsi.gov.uk
DBS News
DBS subscribe
Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006
Nacro website: Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009

Determining which check to carry out

customerservices@dbs.gsi.gov.uk
employeradvice@nacro.org.uk
Nacro website: Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009
Disclosure Scotland
DBS
employeradvice@nacro.org.uk
Nacro website: Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009
Access NI criminal record checks
Disclosure Scotland

Asking the correct question for the role

DBS Code of Practice
Ban the Box
Disclosing criminal records: A Nacro guide

What to do if a criminal record or allegation is revealed on a check

What to do if there are discrepancies

DBS Code of Practice

Challenging inaccurate information on disclosures

Information Commissioner’s Office

Limitations of disclosures

employeradvice@nacro.org.uk
Nacro website: employing someone with a criminal record

Assessing the risk and relevance of criminal records

How to manage sensitive information

Information Commissioner’s Office
employeradvice@nacro.org.uk
Nacro website: employing someone with a criminal record

Useful contacts

employeradvice@nacro.org.uk
www.nacro.org.uk
www.cipd.co.uk
customerservices@dbs.gsi.gov.uk
dbsdispatch@dbs.gsi.gov.uk
DBS
www.acas.org.uk
www.nidirect.gov.uk
banthebox@bitc.org.uk
www.bitc.org.uk
info@disclosurescotland.co.uk
www.disclosurescotland.co.uk
casework@ico.org.uk
www.ico.org.uk

Glossary

Regulated activity with adults
Regulated activity with children

References

Employing ex-offenders to capture talent
Resourcing and talent planning 2013
Impact Assessment on proposed changes to the Vetting & Barring Scheme and Criminal Records Regime
Reducing reoffending and improving rehabilitation
Reed in Partnership
Prejudged: Tagged for Life

Appendices

Nacro’s Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Guide
Risk assessment template (criminal records)
employeradvice@nacro.org.uk
DBS list of offences that will never be filtered from a criminal record check
Nacro’s practical guidance on DBS filtering
Criminal record declaration form for jobs exempt from the ROA
Criminal record declaration form for jobs covered by the ROA