Chess Scotland policy on Child Protection

Rehabilitation of Offenders - January 2004

Chess Scotland undertakes to treat all applicants for positions within the organisation fairly and not to discriminate unfairly against the subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.

Chess Scotland will only request a Standard or Enhanced disclosure where it is necessary and relevant to the position sought.

Where a position requires a disclosure Chess Scotland will make this clear on the application form, job advert and any other information provided about the post.

At interview, Chess Scotland will ensure that open and measured discussions can take place on the subject of offences. Failure to reveal information at interview, that is directly relevant to the position sought could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment or volunteer.

At interview, or when receiving a disclosure which shows a conviction, Chess Scotland will take into consideration:-

  • Whether the conviction is relevant to the position being offered
  • The seriousness of the offence revealed.
  • The length of time since the offence took place
  • Whether the applicant has a pattern of offending behaviour
  • Whether the applicant's circumstances have changed since offending took place.

Chess Scotland will ensure that all their representatives involved in the recruitment process are aware of this policy and have received relevant training and support.

Chess Scotland undertakes to make a copy of this policy available to any applicant for a post with Chess Scotland that requires a disclosure.

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