- Ministry of Justice Employment Strategy – Feed in your views
- Moving on: Getting insurance if you’ve been to prison
- Things to consider when disclosing a sexual offence conviction to a new partner
- Monthly summary – November 2016
- Is it possible to become a police officer if you have a criminal record?
- Is it worth applying to your local council for a taxi licence if you have a criminal record?
- Opportunity – Are you affected by a criminal record from your youth? Opportunity to share your story with MP’s
- Trustee or senior manager of a charity and have convictions? Are you affected by the Charities Act 2016?
- Monthly summary – October 2016
- Can employment law help you if you’re refused a job or been badly treated by your employer as a result of your criminal record?
- Trial for November – the helpline will be open until 7pm each Wednesday
Frequently asked questions:
1. What do I need to know about my criminal record?
Read our Top 10 things to know about your criminal record.
2. Is my conviction/caution spent?
Use our disclosure calculator or read our guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act including our ‘is it spent’ poster.
3. Will my conviction/caution be disclosed on a basic check?
Read our simple guide on what is disclosed on a basic check.
4. What types of jobs involve criminal record checks?
Read our information on the types of criminal record checks and the eligibility for standard and enhanced checks.
5. Will my caution/conviction be disclosed on a standard/enhanced DBS check? Or will it be filtered?
Read our simple guide on the DBS filtering process, using our flow-chart to help you to work this out.
6. How can I find out the details of my criminal record?
Get a subject access request from the police.
Information sections (1)
- Top 10 things to know about criminal records
- Understanding your criminal record
- Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
- Criminal record checks for employment (including DBS)
- Disclosing to employers
- Looking for (and keeping) employment and volunteering
- Travelling abroad
- Coming to (and staying in) the UK
- Universities, colleges and education
- Sexual offences