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LatestBasic DBS checks information

LatestTrustee or senior manager of a charity? Guidance on changes to the rules that affect people with criminal records

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?

Our websites

  • This site – Self-help information for people with convictions
  • Our main site – Latest news, policy work, training
  • theCalculator – Work out when convictions are spent
  • theForum – Have your say and talk to others
  • theRecord – Share stories, experiences and views
  • Recruit! – Our website for employers