Webinar: Asking about criminal records and carrying out DBS checks | Nacro

Webinar: Asking about criminal records and carrying out DBS checks

Duration: 2 hours
Date & Time: 11/07/2023 / 10:00
Price: £85


Criminal record disclosure law in the UK is complicated and it’s hard to keep up-to-date. The rules about what is disclosed on higher levels of DBS certificates change on 28 November 2020.

Using real-life case studies, this interactive webinar will help you to understand when convictions become ‘spent’, what that means and what information you are entitled to take into account when recruiting for different roles within your organisation.


Who is the webinar for?

Anyone involved in making or overseeing recruitment or retention decisions, or carrying out DBS checks on behalf of the organisation.


Learning outcomes

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand what criminal record information you are entitled to ask for and how to ensure your data gathering complies with data protection laws
  • Understand when convictions become ‘spent’ and what that means
  • Understand the different levels of DBS checks and determine eligibility depending on the role you are recruiting for
  • Find out what is best practice when it comes to asking applicants to declare criminal records
    Training pack and resources are included


What previous delegates have said

“I couldn’t have asked for more. This is the best training I have attended in a long time.”
Delegate, October 2022


Costs and booking information

Date and time
Tuesday 28 March 2023, 10am – 12pm


£85 (10% discount to organisations booking this together with the Risk assessing applicants with criminal records webinar).
The price includes a course pack with useful resources which will be emailed in advance of the webinar.
If you would like this course to be tailored to your organisation, please contact us for details of our ‘in-house’ webinars.

Book now

If you would prefer to be invoiced, please email employeradvice@nacro.org.uk
Spaces are limited to a maximum of 15 people per session.


About the speaker

Chris Proctor, Criminal Records Consultant

Chris is a Senior Consultant that works within Nacro’s Criminal Record Support Service. He has over 15 years’ criminal justice experience and is a non-practising solicitor with a criminal law background. He delivers advice, guidance and training on safe and fair recruitment practices and criminal record disclosure to a variety of organisations across all sectors.