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When disclosures may happen
There are 2 key points in the recruitment process when you may need to manage a criminal records disclosure:
- When you collect self-disclosure forms from shortlisted candidates
- When you process DBS checks after making a conditional offer
The guidance below explains how to manage a disclosure at each of these key points.
For more information on how to use self-disclosure forms and conduct your shortlisting exercise, see the following articles:
What to do if a self-disclosure form shows a criminal record
Just because someone discloses a criminal record doesn't mean you can't hire them.
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