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Spent convictions ARE revealed on a standard DBS check.
They are obviously shown as being spent, but reference to them is still made.
It is possible sometimes, although difficult to do, to get spent convictions removed if you can show the police that they have no relevance at all anymore.
To be honest, whilst I know the opportunity to use such a procedure exists, I've never personally known it to succeed.
There is more scope of challenge inclusion of information on an enhanced certificate, but that's a different issue to the one you raised.
So when my son is requested by his employers to advise them of any past convictions he has no alternative but to be honest although advise that the only conviction is historic & spent?
No, he does not have to disclose the spent convictions, as this is what the law under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act says. I understand your point though. They cannot take into account the spend convictions against him.
Thank you very much, that is £33 well spent.
Can you just confirm that this conviction would be classed as spent
What was his sentence?
Community Penalty with Unpaid work
Oh yes, that is very much spent now!!
It was spent after 2.5 years.
Thank you very much, goodbye