If you are shortlisted for interview, we will ask you to complete a Criminal Records Self-Disclosure form. Please do not complete this form unless you are shortlisted.
The Wade Deacon Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Posts at the Trust are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.
We comply with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) code of practice and have a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders, both of which are available on request. Shortlisted candidates are required to declare any relevant convictions, adult cautions or other matters which may affect their suitability to work with children. As a result of amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions order 1975) in 2013 and 2020, some minor offences are now protected (filtered) and should not be disclosed to us, and we cannot take these offences into account.
Please read the government's guidance before answering the following questions;
If you are unsure whether you need to disclose criminal information, you should seek legal advice, or you may wish to contact Nacro or Unlock for impartial advice. A flowchart to support you can be found here.