Police can disclose criminal investigations before conviction

From CIPD’s People Management magazine:

The police will be allowed to use their professional judgement to make safeguarding disclosures about individuals prior to conviction, where they believe there is a public protection risk (a “pressing social need”) because of an individual’s employment or voluntary role.

The ‘Common law police disclosure‘ guidance, issued by the Home Office in August, replaces the previous ‘notifiable occupations scheme’. Organisations responsible for children or vulnerable adults are most likely to be affected by the new rules.