Changes to Criminal Record Disclosures

SIG welcomes the news that that planned changes to the rules on criminal record disclosures will come into effect on Saturday 28th November.

In essence, it means that childhood cautions will no longer be disclosed for jobs and voluntary roles that involve a standard or enhanced criminal record check issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service. It also means that the rule which meant someone with more than one conviction had all their convictions disclosed, regardless of offence or length of time, has been abolished.

For people who have been held back from employment and volunteering to help others because of mistakes they made years ago, the impact will be life changing.

This will help thousands of people that we work with in the Criminal Justice System to access work and turn their lives around.

These are the updated guidance for both individuals and employers.