Criminal Convictions

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Christopher James O'Neal

Dear Gwynedd Council,

I write this request for information under the FOI procedures and regulations.

Please can you confirm how many staff that Gwynedd Council Employ Currently have DBS Checks.

Out of those staff members who hold a DBS check can you confirm how many have 1 or more Convictions.

Please can you also confirm what the policy is for an applicant who is applying for a Gwynedd council job but has convictions ?

Regards
Chris

Yours faithfully,

Christopher James O'Neal

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth,

 

Good afternoon,

 

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

Your request has been passed to me to process and I can confirm that it
has been logged under the reference number T667.

The Council may take up to 20 working days, from the date of receipt, to
respond to your request. You should therefore receive the information you
have requested, subject to the application of any exemptions permitted
under the Act, by 30.11.2018.

If you require further information please contact me by phone on or by
emailing [1][email address].cymru by quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

R JONES

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Green Wena Haf (CG),

Dear Christopher O'Neal,

Freedom of Information (Ref T667 )

Thank you for your recent request. Please see below for the information requested:

5204 staff currently employed by Gwynedd Council have DBS checks.
We are unable to confirm how many have 1 or more convictions.

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Yours sincerely,
W Green

Christopher James O'Neal

Dear Gwynedd Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Gwynedd Council's handling of my FOI request 'Criminal Convictions'.

Despite answering the main part of my question, you as an authority failed to answer the question:-

Please can you also confirm what the policy is for an applicant who is applying for a Gwynedd council job but has convictions ?

therefore i request an internal review of this procedure and an apology for failing to comply or i will report the matter further.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Christopher James O'Neal

Jones Rhian (CG),

Good morning; please accept my sincerest apology for not responding fully
to your Freedom of Information Request reference T667.

 

The policy for an applicant who is applying for a Gwynedd council job but
has convictions is:

 

1.  All staff members involved in the recruitment and appointment process
will receive appropriate training in order to identify and assess the
relevance and the circumstances of the offences and to be aware of the
relevant matters when employing previous offenders.

 

2.  The appointing panel, in consultation with the Head of Corporate
Support or his representative, will assess a number of factors in relation
to the nature of the offences and the post before determining the
appointment.

 

3.  As a DBS registered body, Gwynedd Council has committed to the DBS’s
Code of Conduct and will ensure that candidates are treated fairly and
equally at all times. Gwynedd Council is also committed to the DBS’s Code
of Practice for storing and destroying Disclosures and any information
deriving from them.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

R JONES