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Criminal records and work

Who should attend

HR professionals with responsibility for policy, recruitment and workforce planning. It will also be relevant to in-house employment lawyers.


This briefing will update you on how criminal allegations, charges, arrests, convictions and acquittals affect recruitment, decisions and the employment relationship.

We cover likely changes to the filtering system, the risk of over-reliance on a disclosure certificate, employment candidates from overseas, and the significant financial and criminal penalties for unlawful checks.

*Cabinet Office 2018

  • Information remains online for longer than a person is obliged to disclose it. What do you do with information you may not be entitled to know about?
  • What if there are discrepancies between information disclosed by an applicant and what appears on their DBS certificate?
  • How should an employer respond if it suspects an employee of involvement in criminal conduct, or becomes aware of allegations?
  • How does police involvement affect your internal disciplinary process? 


09.00 registration and coffee, 09.30 start

Recruitment and a criminal history

  • which checks and why?
  • spent and unspent offences: rehabilitation periods
  • acquittals and allegations and ‘other relevant information’
  • checking the records of applicants from abroad
  • filtering reforms: Supreme Court decision 2019
  • the serious consequences of unlawful checks

Public protection: a proportionate approach to risk

  • making sense of criminal records information
  • reliance on disclosure certificates and self- disclosure?
  • assessing risk-relevance of offence to role?
  • using discretion and when you cannot
  • DBS code of practice and data privacy issues

Offences during employment

  • record checks on promotion, change of role or TUPE
  • what if a trusted employee is found to have concealed a conviction?
  • criminal misconduct during and outside working hours
  • when is it appropriate to suspend and / or dismiss?
  • guilt by association?
  • when to notify Regulators?

Policies and processes

  • Government inclusion policy and ‘ban the box’
  • making your policy clear to candidates

13.00 close, followed by lunch

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Cost: £275

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 5%

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