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Safer Recruitment and Application Misguidance

We recently received an update from the Safer Recruitment Consortium (with whom FusionHR our sister company, are Accredited Safer Recruitment Trainers), relating to the collection of criminal information from candidates during a recruitment process. Incorrect advice has been circulated by an employment law firm who are stating that schools are no longer permitted to gather criminal information from candidates via a self-disclosure section of the application form or by means of a separate disclosure form. This advice is incorrect.