Only certain volunteer roles and activities at Healthwatch North Yorkshire are eligible for checks other than a basic check, eligibility for standard and enhanced checks is prescribed in legislation. Please double-check the Volunteer Role Description to make sure that you are happy with the requirement of the role. Are you willing to undertake a DBS check? (Note - previous DBS certificates are not valid unless you subscribe to the update service)
Some of Healthwatch North Yorkshire volunteering opportunities may involve direct contact with potentially vulnerable members of the public. These roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (amended). This means that if you are applying for a role which will involve contact with vulnerable people you will be required to declare your entire criminal record including cautions, reprimands, final warnings and criminal convictions categorised as spent under the above legislation. This information will only be disclosed to specific Healthwatch North Yorkshire staff. Have you been convicted of a criminal offence (other than 'spent' convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (amended))?
As part of the recruitment procedure, we may collect and store sensitive personal data about you. It is our policy to store data relating to recruitment procedures for a minimum of 12 months agter the date on which it is sumitted. Any information of this nature will be treated confidentially. Sensitive personal data is defined as information relating to any of the following: radial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religeous beliefs, trade union membership, health, sexuality or sex life, offences and/or convictions.