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Sexual Conviction Record Check scheme to receive advance appointments from November 28

     The Hong Kong Police Force will implement the Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC) scheme on December 1 this year. Employers of organisations or enterprises, when engaging persons to undertake work that requires frequent contact with children or mentally incapacitated persons (MIPs), may request the prospective employees to undergo checking through the scheme.  The scheme serves to minimise the risk of sexual abuse to children or MIPs and afford better protection to them.

     Prospective employees may start making advance appointments through the Auto-Telephone Answering System (ATAS) at 3660 7499 operated by the Police from tomorrow (November 28).

     The design of the checking scheme is guided by simple application and checking procedures to facilitate the use by employers and prospective employees. An applicant should bring his Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID), documentary proof provided by the employer, and the completed application form and attend in person at the SCRC Office located at 14/F, Arsenal House, Police Headquarters, 1 Arsenal Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong to submit the application on the appointment date. The application fee is $115.

     Upon acceptance of the application, the applicant will be issued a 14-digit random computer generated checking code.  The checking code will be valid for 12 months dated from the first uploading of result onto the ATAS. The result will be available for unlimited times of access during the validity period.  An applicant may apply for withdrawal or renewal of his checking account.

     The applicant may give the checking code and the first four digits of his HKID number to the employers whom he authorises for conducting the check. The employers may call the ATAS and listen to the check result by inputting the first four digits of the HKID number of the applicant and the checking code. The ATAS will disclose to the employers that the applicant "has" or "does not have" conviction record against a specified list of sexual offences. Details of any conviction record will not be disclosed.

     For enquiries about the scheme, please call the Police's enquiry hotline 3660 7497, or visit the Police website

Ends/Sunday, November 27, 2011
Issued at HKT 11:46


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