Disclosure of Cautions and Convictions
The publication A Farrier’s Guide to Professional Conduct sets out the responsibility for Registered Farriers to inform the FRC of any police caution or conviction received by way of an annual declaration. When returning this form you only need to include cautions or convictions received since your last declaration to the FRC.
There is no requirement to disclose convictions or cautions which are “spent”, except for ATFs who may be working with people under 18 years of age; those ATFs are required to disclose all convictions and cautions even if “spent”, unless those convictions or cautions are “protected”. Further information regarding “spent” and “protected” cautions and convictions is available on the FAQ sheet below; if you are unsure whether a caution or conviction is “spent” or “protected” please seek advice from the FRC staff who will be pleased to help you.
Below you will find copies of the Disclosure Policy, a blank Cautions and Convictions Notification Form, a copy of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order and an FAQ document.
Please read the documents carefully and follow the instructions written in bold print on the front of the Cautions and Convictions Notification Form. If you have no cautions or convictions to declare, please use the appropriate section on the form to indicate this.
FRC Caution and Convictions Notification Form
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order