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A few years ago a member of staff of a housing provider who had attended one of our training courses forwarded us a copy of their organisation’s housing allocations policy and application forms. As a result of the training they’d received, they were concerned that their documentation may not be compliant with the Rehabilitation of

In August 2016, we were made aware of a declaration on a building societies corporate ‘buy to let’ mortgage application form which we believed could be misleading. This stated:   I declare that, if I have been convicted of, or cautioned for (or charged but not yet tried with) fraud, arson, robbery or any other

  We were recently contacted by an individual who had been referred by his local job centre to an organisation that ran a job club assisting individuals to get back into work. He was very concerned that the organisation’s referral form asked a question that he believed was misleading and could have led him to

We were recently contacted by an individual who was considering applying for a job as a manager in a charity bookshop but had been concerned about the level of criminal record check that the company had requested. They stated that:   xxxx takes its obligation to protect the rights of children and vulnerable people very

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We were recently contacted by an individual who had taken out a home insurance policy and was concerned that he had not fully disclosed his convictions. His confusion had arisen due to a declaration form that he had been sent with his policy documents. This stated:   You have confirmed that you, or any person

We were recently contacted by an individual who was confused by the terms and conditions of a television company’s application form which he was in the process of completing. The application form stated:   You must disclose to the Producer details of any criminal convictions and/or unspent convictions other than driving offences which have not

We were recently contacted by an individual who had been seeking an online quote for home contents insurance from an insurance broker. The broker’s online application form asked applicants to disclose all unspent convictions and provided a link to a table setting out the relevant rehabilitation periods for various sentences and disposals. However, despite the

We were contacted by an individual who had applied for public liability insurance using an online comparison website. In order to obtain a quote the individual was asked to disclose the convictions, both spent and unspent, of all family members, even those that were not involved in the running of the business. As it was

We were recently contacted by an insurance broker who wished to place an advert on our online magazine, theRecord. In line with our standard procedures, we reviewed the insurer’s website to ensure that they were a reputable company and able to help people with convictions. Although the organisation were offering a range of products suitable

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