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Explaining gaps in your CV as a result of a criminal record
Aim of this page The aim of this page is to look at ways of dealing with gaps in your employment history that have come about as a result of your criminal record. This may be by understanding what to put in your CV or how you explain at interview. This page forms part of […]
Types of criminal record checks
Aim of this information This page sets out the types of criminal record checks that can be conducted by employers, the type of information that can be disclosed on each check and what convictions can be disclosed. This information forms part of our disclosing to employers section. Why is this important? When you are applying […]
When and how to disclose to employers
Aim of this information The aim of this information is to assist you in applying for jobs when you have a criminal record. It should help you become more confident about when and how to disclose your convictions, ensuring that you only disclose what you need to. This information forms part of our disclosing to […]
Finding out about your criminal record
Aim of this information Finding out what’s on your criminal record will assist you when it comes to dealing with employers and other organisations (for example insurance companies). Once you have this information you will be able to work out if your convictions are spent or filtered, thereby giving you a better understanding of whether […]
What will be disclosed on a basic DBS check?
Basic DBS checks can legally be carried out by any employer or voluntary organisation as part of their recruitment process. They may also be
What will be disclosed on a standard or enhanced check?
Aim of this information Some jobs and courses are ‘exempt’ (i.e. not covered) by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, which means that instead of being able to do a basic criminal record check, organisations are able to carry out a standard or enhanced check, depending on the role. This information sets out what roles require a […]
Self-disclosure statements (often referred to as a “disclosure letter”)
Aim of this information The aim of this information is to explain how a disclosure statement can help with “when and how“ to disclose to an employer when applying for work. It also provides some examples of what should be included in a disclosure statement/letter. This information is part of our disclosing to employers section. […]
Legally, need to disclose?
This page contains a flowchart that can help you to work out whether to you legally need to disclose when applying for work or volunteer positions. It’s part of our information on disclosing to employers. Footnotes in the flowchart However, it’s worth considering this practical situation a bit further. See our ‘to disclose or not to disclose’ […]
To disclose or not to disclose?
On this page: The golden rule Exceptions to the golden rule – When you might disclose Exceptions to the golden rule – When you might not disclose If your asked to disclose and don’t when you should have The golden rule – “You only have to disclose if you’re asked” Our general view is that […]
Video’s on disclosing to employers
Staffordshire and West Midlands CRC worked with Isore Media to produce a film called “Making your past pay”, which you should be able to watch below. There’s more details about the film on the SWMCRC website. Red Kite Learning (which sadly closed in 2012) worked with Inside Job Productions to produce an innovate, interactive drama […]
If you’re applying to work overseas, you need to be aware that the laws on disclosing criminal records in the UK (such as the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act) don’t apply. Alongside any specific entry requirements of the country, the employer may also have their own policies and practices (depending on the countries disclosure laws) around […]
Examples of template emails to challenge an ineligible DBS checks
Aim of this information When you’ve been offered a job, knowing that an employer is going to carry out a formal criminal record check can be quite scary. If your criminal record is spent and the employer does a basic check then you’ve got very little to worry about. However, if you discover that your […]