Supporting conversations about criminal convictions

Gold pen and paper

NHS Employers has published a new resource to support recruiting managers to follow best practice when an applicant declares a criminal conviction or when a conviction or caution is disclosed following a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The discussion provides managers with considerations to make and tips for discussion with the applicant, to help ensure fair judgement of the applicant's suitability for a role while also taking into account what is best for the organisation.

Download the discussion guide.

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