Criminal Record Disclosure Policy
Approach Personnel Limited are asking you to complete this section in the Registration Form in relation to job roles which are not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).
For this reason you are only required to disclose information about unspent convictions. You are not required to disclose spent convictions on this registration form.
Additionally, you are not required to declare any information about ‘protected’ offences – (offences to which the filtering rules apply). If you are unsure as to whether a conviction is unspent/spent or protected (filtered) please see the additional guidance or you can contact organisations such as NACRO or Unlock for further information
If you wish to be put forward for/if any role is identified which may be suitable for you but which is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020), 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 have declared 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.
Policy Date: Jan 2023