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Declaration of Criminal Offences
You must give details on this form of any offences, convictions, cautions or bindovers you have or any court cases that you have pending. Under the provision of The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, however, job applicants do not have to disclose information on certain convictions after a set period of time, as they become ‘spent’. Information on when a conviction, caution or bindover is considered ‘spent’ is given in the section ‘Rehabilitation Periods’ below. For some jobs, ALL convictions must be declared and can never be considered ‘spent’. For more information, please see the section entitled ‘Exemptions’. Declaration of a criminal record does not preclude you from joining SDAC on the helpline.
If you have any queries please contact our Coordinator, Emma Bassett on 07554 991055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* the above are halved if the offender was under 17 when the offence was committed.
Please note that any prison sentence GREATER than 2½ years can never become ‘spent’. It is the prison sentence imposed by the court that counts (even if it is a suspended sentence), not the time actually spent in prison.
The provisions relating to the non-disclosure of ‘spent’ convictions do not apply to certain jobs. If you are applying for a job in any of the following categories, you MUST disclose all details of any caution or criminal offence:
If you are offered a job in any of these categories, you may also be required to complete a further form and to authorise the council to undertake a police DBS check.
Using the above guidelines, please list all your cautions and criminal offences. Do not forget to include any pending convictions and indicate that they are pending in the column 'Place & date of judgement(s)'.
All information given will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be used for this job application only.
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