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Policing and Crime Act 2009

Section 93 Criminal conviction certificates to be given to employers

538.Part V of the Police Act 1997 (“the 1997 Act”) sets out the scheme under which the Secretary of State, under the form of the “Criminal Records Bureau” (the “CRB”), must issue criminal conviction certificates (also known as Basic Disclosures) and criminal record or enhanced criminal record certificates (known as Standard and Enhanced Disclosures). Currently, section 112 only provides for Basic Disclosures to be sent to applicants. It is envisaged that when the Basic Disclosure service is introduced by the CRB the majority of applications will be made for the purposes of employment. This section therefore provides for a copy of the Basic Disclosure to be sent to an employer where specifically requested.

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