- Monthly summary – June 2016
- Getting a reference from a previous employer
- Ever been to prison? What support did you get applying for benefits, finding work and returning to normal life?
- What’s the best way to approach a panel interview if you have a criminal record?
- You can now contact us through WhatsApp
- Help us to scrap ‘disqualification by association’: The government are consulting on changes to the childcare disqualification arrangements
- Monthly summary – May 2016
- Were the effects of accepting a caution explained to you? Send us a copy of what you were given
- Are you looking to have ‘Google’ search results removed?
- Working abroad and the use of Police Certificates
- Monthly summary – April 2016
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