The representations were "local" within Glos Police, prior to the certificate being issued. Now the certificate had been issued with the disclosure there is an appeal option but I can only appeal about the actual text which is true - I was arrested for arson; however I know that I did not commit this (or any) offence, so I don't believe as a non-conviction it should be included
Yes, my MP wrote on my behalf saying that the impact on my future career was disproportionate to the risk I posed and they disagree. The review said that I was a "low risk" to children and they did not believe that i would deliberately harm children or vulnerable but "if it was true" that I had deliberately started a fire then it was "reasonable to believe that I may be a risk"... in the potential employers and public interest that information should be disclosed etc.
The fundamental point is however that I did not start a fire deliberately or otherwise.
I was arrested because I was the last person in the room before the fire was discovered...it was in the cloak-room at a golf club where I was performing as part of a band for a private function. It was at the end of the evening and according to the officer during my interview several other ladies had been in separately not long before me. I do not know how the fire was set or how long such a fire would smolder before smoke was detected (evidently the fire was inside a cupboard)
Thank you for your help..no it wasn't the good news I had hoped for but it does give me a new angle to try...I am innocent and will fight until my name is cleared.
My DBS dispute took me through the Police, DBS Liverpool, the so called 'Independent' Monitor and finally to the Royal Courts of Justice in London where I was granted a Judicial Review listed for Feb 2015. However the Treasury Solicitors wrote to me this week saying that their clients (the Home Office) have "reconsidered" and that they have instructed the DBS to issue a clean certificate. I am over the moon. This means that I can once again apply for music education posts in schools and after 4 years of being treated as a potential criminal hold my head high and rebuild a life.
I would not have known about Judicial Reviews without you, and whilst I had hoped to clean my name before now I had the JR in the back of my mind as a possibility so thanks again