Home Office to issue mental health disclosure advice
New Mental health guidelines will list factors that must be considered before people’s mental health crises are disclosed to employers in background checks.
Police will have to examine issues such as how long ago a detention under the mental health act occurred, when assessing whether it is disclosed.
The advice covers disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) checks.
Home Office minister Karen Bradley said the guidelines aim to make the system fairer without lessening protection.