Offenders – Rehabilitation of
The Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 sets out time limits under which a criminal conviction becomes ‘spent’ – meaning that an individual does not have to mention the conviction even if asked. The Order (and subsequent amending Orders) stipulates occupations for which a conviction can never become spent and this includes work that involves contact with children, young people or vulnerable adult groups. In this instance an individual must disclose all convictions. NIACRO provides advice and guidance to employers and employees in relation to the employment of persons with convictions.