This site uses the “UK” to explain its coverage, as we aim to include employers in Scotland and Northern Ireland in the policies and approaches that we’re seeking to encourage. However, on technical matters involving legislation, this site is specific to the laws of England and Wales (unless otherwise specified).

Every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the information we provide on this site is as accurate as possible. However, we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. Although we regularly check the accuracy of the information we provide, to help us to keep it up to date, we rely heavily on individuals and/or organisations to notify us of any updates, changes or amendments that are required by emailing the details to

Our information is provided on a strictly ‘without-liability’ basis. This means that we can’t assume responsibility and don’t accept liability for any damage or loss which may arise as a result of your reliance on it. As a result, it should be considered for use as guidance only. It doesn’t constitute legal advice tailored to your individual circumstances. If you propose taking further action based upon the information that we provide, you are strongly advised to consider obtaining specific professional or legal advice before doing so. If you act on our information, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.

There are further points that apply to this site that are covered in the disclaimer that applies to our self-help information site for people with convictions. This is available here.

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