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Criminal record checks policy template

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If you are undertaking criminal record checks as part of your onboarding process, this model policy provides you with a legal, effective framework.

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What is a Criminal record checks policy?

Knowing ahead of time whether a candidate has a violent, threatening, or high-risk criminal history allows you to make more informed hiring decisions based on your organisation's risk tolerance, job-specific requirements, industry regulations, and other factors.

Criminal record checks policy template
criminal record checks policy template

Criminal record checks Policy


These policy outlines the requirement for some employees to undergo a criminal records check.


This policy is applicable to all employees of [company name].

General principles

If during your employment with us you are likely to come into contact with [sensitive information | children | vulnerable adults] (or certain other particular circumstances) you] may be required to undergo a criminal records check. 

Should this be the case, we will discuss the situation with you prior to confirming your appointment (or relevant change to your job).

This policy [does not] form[s] part of your terms and conditions of employment.

Version: [1.0]

Issue date: [date]

Author: [name, job title]

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