Changes to Criminal Records Disclosure Rules (November 2020) Featured

Summary: Links to the changes to the criminal records disclosure rules.

 

 

The Government has made changes to the criminal records disclosure rules for sensitive roles, to ensure the right balance is struck between rehabilitation and protecting the public.

The new legislation, will remove the automatic disclosure of youth cautions, reprimands and warnings and remove the automatic disclosure of all convictions where a person has more than one conviction (known as the ‘multiple conviction’ rule), except where disclosed under the other rules.

Convictions and adult cautions for offences which are specified on a list of serious offences, which received a custodial sentence, or which are recent or unspent will continue to be disclosed under other rules. For more details, please visit the guidance on GOV.UK or the DBS website.

Nacro has produced some resources for individuals and employers to help prepare for these changes.

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