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No - a caution is NOT a conviction
Can I clarify anything for you?
if i have a caution does the following apply
actions constituting a criminal offence
Its not an offence
You therefore don't have to declare it
A caution is like a warning
If in doubt - declare it
But they become spent STRAIGHT AWAY
Therefore under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, you dont need to declare it
Does that clarify?
E/g of gross misconduct that, if proven will usually lead to summary dismissal include :
Its covered by the Act as I have said so it is spent
So a caution is just a warning not a criminal offence
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