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Dealing with staff that fail to disclose convictions

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Last updated on 22 September 2016
School types: All · School phases: All
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What should we do if we discover that a newly-appointed member of staff failed to disclose convictions? We relay advice on this issue from the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).

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  1. 1 How serious is the lack of disclosure?
  2. 2 Schools should discuss undisclosed convictions with the staff member
  3. 3 Failure to disclose convictions can be treated as a disciplinary issue
  4. 4 Applications should be clear about disclosing convictions

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