If a person’s disclosure record includes a conviction, it can be helpful to talk to them about this.
This allows you to ask questions to address any concerns you may have. It also gives the person a chance to explain the circumstances of their convictions, and how they’ve changed since the convictions.
There’s guidance to help you make decisions when considering employing a person with convictions.
There’s also a sample policy you can use for recruiting people with convictions.
Disclosure Scotland runs free training sessions for employers.
The training is called ‘Helping Employers Recruit Fairly’ and covers how to:
consider disclosure information
create procedures for considering people with convictions
give people with convictions opportunities
There’s also training for organisations who support people with convictions. It can be tailored to suit your organisation.
To find out more:
You can also email ScotlandWorksforYou@gov.scot for help.
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