Care worker application form - Rivendell Care

Care workers work with vulnerable people and we take our responsibility to protect them very seriously. Your appointment will depend on the satisfactory completion of a criminal records disclosure (see policy statement below), but at this stage, we need you to answer the following questions truthfully and honestly:

Have you received any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 by SI 210 1198)?
To your knowledge, are you currently the subject of any criminal proceedings (for example, charged or summoned but not yet dealt with) or any police investigation?

If you answered ‘yes’ to either of the two previous questions, please provide details:

Do you consent to our applying for an enhanced criminal records disclosure on you and to our retaining a copy of your disclosure certificate during the period of your employment or until a new disclosure is completed (whichever occurs first)?
Note that if, once a criminal records disclosure has been completed, it is discovered that you have failed to accurately disclose the information requested above, the company reserves the right to terminate your employment without notice. Please be aware, however, that your having a criminal record will not necessarily mean we cannot employ you – if you would like to know more about our policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders, please ask.
Criminal records disclosures – our policy
As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), we comply fully with the Code of Practice and undertake to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We will not discriminate unfairly against any subject of a criminal record check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.
We can only ask an individual to provide details of convictions and cautions that we are legally entitled to know about.
Where a DBS certificate at either standard or enhanced level can legally be requested (where the position is one that is included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 as amended) and where appropriate Police Act Regulations (as amended), we can only ask an individual about convictions and cautions that are not protected.

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