What consents are required?

The prior informed consent of the individual concerned needs to be obtained before an application for screening is submitted to the DCSI Screening Unit.

It is the responsibility of the requesting organisation to obtain the applicant's consent to screening and to keep a record of their consent.

This involves the applicant providing their consent for the Screening Unit to undertake a risk assessment based on any criminal history information that might appear on their National Police Certificate.  For some types of screening, such as child-related employment screening, they consent to the consideration of a wider range of relevant information about them, in addition to their criminal history records.

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