Young entrepreneur Jacob Hill has just launched Offploy, which guides businesses through the HR, legal and ethical minefield associated with ex-offender employment. He considers the role that employers can play in rehabilitation and the challenges that need to be overcome to give ex-offenders a second chance.
Updated to include changes to the law on employing foreign nationals.
The High Court has upheld a challenge by way of judicial review to the present criminal record checks scheme, finding that the relevant statutory provisions are incompatible with the European Convention of Human Rights. Ryan Stringer sets out the implications of the decision for employers.
Updated to include information on R (on the applications of P and A) v Secretary of State for Justice and others, in which the High Court considered the filtering process for DBS checks.
A model policy on recruiting people to work with children and/or vulnerable adults.
Updated to reflect the changes introduced by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2016 in relation to work with children and appointments to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The Supreme Court has held that the requirement in criminal record checks to disclose all convictions and cautions, including those given for minor offences and crimes committed as a child, breaches the European Convention on Human Rights.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the recruitment and retention of job applicants with criminal convictions.