Looking for ‘friendly’ employers

A criminal conviction doesn’t have to be the end of your career but many people with convictions feel anxious about disclosing details of their past fearing that they will be judged and discriminated against. For many people, knowing that an employer is ‘friendly’ towards people with convictions helps them to apply for jobs with more […]

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Primary school teachers/staff ‘disqualified by association’

In October 2014, the Department for Education (DoE) published supplementary advice to schools on what are called the ‘childcare disqualification requirements’. The requirements have been around for a number of years, and apply to registered childcare provision outside of schools, but it’s only since October 2014 that the DoE has made it clear that these […]

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Site re-structure – January 2015

We’re just writing to let you know that we’ve been doing some work to the back-end of the Information Hub. One of the main changes is in the way that you find the information that you’re looking for. We’ve done this by creating new ‘information sections‘ on the different subjects that the site covers, instead of relying […]

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‘Enforced subject access’ delays

The Ministry of Justice recently announced that the change to the Data Protection Act which makes enforced subject access a criminal offence has been delayed. It was originally meant to come into force on the 1st December 2014. It is now expected to commence early 2015. As we understand it, the reason for the delay […]

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New ‘information series’ – ‘Disclosing to employers’

Today, we’ve published a dedicated information series focused on disclosing to employers. Each part of the series is designed to be brief and simple, summarising the key issues and providing links to more information on the Hub. They’re all available to download as PDF documents, and they’re listed below. Links are also available on the new […]

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Testing a new structure – Let us know what you think

Based on feedback we’ve had since we launched the Hub just over a year ago, we’ve been working on trying to make it easier to find links to various sections of information we have on the Hub. So today, as one of the steps towards this, we’ve published a BETA (test) ‘Disclosing to employers‘ section. With […]

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Finally, after 40 years, the laws on disclosing criminal records are changing for the better on the 10th March 2014

We’re delighted that, having campaigned for many years, the 10th March 2014 will finally see reforms to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 come into force. This means that many people will find that their conviction becomes ‘spent’ a lot sooner than it did previously. It only applies in England and Wales, but the changes […]

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