Employers will need to balance the rights of employees under suspicion against safeguarding responsibilities

The Home Office has issued new guidance on police disclosing details of convictions, criminal investigations and proceedings. The ‘Common law police disclosure’ guidance replaces the previous ‘notifiable occupations scheme’ which allowed the police to pass information about someone to an employer, or regulatory body, where there was a perceived public protection risk.

This article first appeared in People Management 28 September 2015.

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