Statutory disclosure guidance
This statutory code of practice is designed to assist chief officers of police to provide the correct information for enhanced criminal record certificates.
This statutory code of practice followed on from a review of the criminal records regime conducted by Mrs Sunita Mason, formerly the Government’s Independent Advisor for Criminality Information Management, and is issued under powers in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. It is designed to assist chief officers of police in making decisions about providing information from local police records for inclusion in enhanced criminal record certificates.
The first edition was effective from 10 September 2012 and the second edition, amended to include guidance on disclosing information relating to mental health, came into force on 10 August 2015.