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- Court makes it clear – spent convictions shouldn’t be taken into account for housing applications
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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 criminal records to employers
- Looking for (and keeping) employment and volunteering
- Travelling abroad
- Coming to (and staying in) the UK
- Universities, colleges and education
- Sexual offences