We’ve produced specific information to help you understand what you might need to know at each stage of your criminal record journey. This page focuses on what you’ll need to know if your caution/conviction is filtered. It forms part of our series on the seven stages of a criminal record.
Once filtered you are under no legal obligation to disclose your cautions/conviction when applying to university, irrespective of what type of course you are applying for.
Once filtered cautions and convictions do not need to be disclosed when purchasing any type of insurance policy, irrespective of how the insurer asks the question.
Travelling and working overseas does not follow the DBS filtering rules and you will still need to look at the processes that each country has in place to deal with people with convictions. Many countries will require you to apply for a visa along with a police certificate which would include details of any filtered cautions/convictions unless they had been stepped down.
If your case was reported in the media and/or online then employers or colleagues can find out about your filtered cautions/conviction from the internet. This is often referred to as the ‘google-effect’. We would recommend that you apply to the website and search engine (for example Google) to request the search results are removed.