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HR Guidance

Information for Human Resource Managers.

This page aims to provide a resource for HR Managers that are considering the introduction of a disclosure process or the extension of disclosure requirements. This may require existing policies to be updated and contracts to be modified. If you are a HR Manager and would like to discuss these issues further, please feel free to contact us via our contact pages.

Introducing the requirement for existing employees to obtain a Disclosure or apply for PVG membership can be complicated, since it usually involves amending an existing contract of employment. Changing any employment conditions should always be handled carefully so we suggest it is best done in consultation with those employees concerned.

The following pages will guide employers through the Disclosure process, with reference to current employment legislation. It should be noted that we cannot generalise about the process of terminating employment if an existing employee refuses to agree to the proposed changes to their contract of employment. If this situation arises employers should consult with their HR team to follow their internal processes.