- How do you disclose a conviction you don’t believe you’re guilty of?
- Basic DBS checks are coming soon – find out more here
- Does a member of your family have a criminal record? Want to know how this will affect you?
- Do you want to travel to the US? Have a look at our updated information
- Moving on: What can I do about information that’s reported about my offence online?
- Monthly summary – July 2017
- Are there any advantages to disclosing your criminal record to your jobcentre/work programme advisor?
- Will my criminal record cause me a problem if I want to hire a car?
- Monthly summary – June 2017
- Has a criminal record in early adulthood held you back? We want to hear from you!
- Is it worth applying to have my court order varied or discharged?
Latest – Basic DBS checks information
Frequently asked questions
1. What do I need to know about my criminal record?
2. Is my conviction/caution spent?
3. Will my conviction/caution be disclosed on a basic check?
4. What types of jobs involve criminal record checks?
5. Will my caution/conviction be disclosed on a standard/enhanced DBS check? Or will it be filtered?
6. How can I find out the details of my criminal record?
7. I need to get insurance – where can I go?
8. Does my record stop me from going to the United States?
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)
- Basic criminal record checks by the DBS
- Disclosing criminal records to employers
- Looking for (and keeping) employment and volunteering
- Working and volunteering for charities
- Travelling abroad
- Travelling to the US
- Coming to (and staying in) the UK
- Universities, colleges and education
- Sexual offences
Information sections (2)
- Self-employment / Running your own business
- Financial issues
- Leaving prison
- Sharing of criminal records
- Other areas of life
- Information on the internet, online and through search engines like Google
- Motoring offences
- Specific types of offences
- For families of people with convictions