Our commitments


DBS Code of Conduct;

To uphold our pledge, we follow the guidelines outlined in the DBS Code of Practice, ensuring that our team members meet the necessary eligibility criteria for standard and enhanced criminal records certificates. 

DBS Referral Guidance;

We reference the DBS Referral Guidance to gain insight into the DBS referral process, assisting us in making informed decisions regarding personnel placement.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974;

All posts involving direct contact with children and vulnerable adults are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website or here

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed.

Regulated Activity;

We adhere to the requirements of regulated activity as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. This ensures that individuals barred from specific roles due to safeguarding concerns are not employed in such capacities within our organisation by law.