(Exemptions) Order 1975.
The job for which you are applying involves access to children. It is therefore exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 in 2013 provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.
Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website
You are therefore required to declare any convictions, cautions or bind-overs you may have, unless they are ‘protected’. The information you give will be treated in confidence.
Failure to disclose convictions, cautions or bound over orders may disqualify you from appointment or result in the termination of your contract if the discrepancy comes to light.