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Help for employers considering people with convictions

If a person’s disclosure has a conviction, it can be helpful to talk to them about this. This allows you to ask questions about concerns you have. It gives the person a chance to explain the circumstances of a conviction.

There's sample guidance you can use to give people information about what convictions they need to declare:


There’s information to help you make decisions when considering a person with convictions. There’s also a sample policy you can use.


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:

Further support

You can also email for help.

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