A, R (On the Application Of) v The Chief Constable of Kent Constabulary Posted in: Case Law
Case ReferenceCiv 1706
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionRecruitment and Selection
The information disclosed in an ECRC is information the relevant chief constable considers "might be relevant" and "ought to be included". It can include allegations about criminal or other behaviour which have not been substantiated whether in the courts in regulatory proceedings, or otherwise, (so called 'soft information'), as well as details of any recorded convictions. As the Court of Appeal noted in this case, the effect of disclosing such information is often, in practice, the end of any opportunity for the individual to be employed in an area for which an ECRC is required.
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