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Alex Watts : What was it for please?
The cation was for common assault. T
Alex Watts : Ok. There are no such things as CRB any more it's now DBS.
Alex Watts : if it was a caution it will be spent and won't show on a standard DBS
Alex Watts : As for enchanced then there are now filtering rules
The caution was for common assault. A kid had his arm inside the postbox so i stopped him from stealing. The area I live in had many problems with anti social behaviour. I had my car vandalised alot, I received verbal abuse all the time and I was beaten by a agng of kids in my front garden because I went out of my house as they kept thumping my windows. The abuse went on for years and the police just said there was nkthing they could do.
Alex Watts : The government has issues a list of offences which will never be filtered
Alex Watts : Please aee
Alex Watts : see
Alex Watts : government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/262620/List_of_offences_that_will_not_be_filtered_DBS_v2.1.xlsx
Alex Watts : Sorry
Alex Watts : https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/262620/List_of_offences_that_will_not_be_filtered_DBS_v2.1.xlsx
Alex Watts : Common assault is NOT on here which means it will NOT show on DBS check
Alex Watts : So you don't need to worry,
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
But I don't understand as the letter I have just received from the wiltshire police force disclosure unt states that if there is a conviction, which includes cautions on the PNC, the information will appear on both a standard and an enhanced crb certificate.
I have also read that for some types of jobs I need to declare a spent caution. For example nationa
Alex Watts : It's no longer CRB. They don't exist any more.
Alex Watts : It will always remain on your pnc you can't get away from that
Alex Watts : But it won't show on what is now a DBS check formerly CRB
Alex Watts : Its filtered out - please read the guidance.
But if I try and get a job where I need security checks then this information will be show.
Alex Watts : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-filtering-guidance
Alex Watts : Not for a DBS check.
Alex Watts : Does that clarify the position?
I just dont understand why thr force disclosure unit have still mentioned standard and enhanced crb checks if they no longer exist.
Should I ask them about this
Alex Watts : See the guidance from the Government - they do not exist. Google it yourself to see.
Alex Watts : They are not lawyers, they may just be outdated.
Alex Watts : But that information about DBS is freely available.
Alex Watts : The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.
Alex Watts : https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview
Alex Watts : Does that clarify?
So I can now apply for any job and the police will not be allowed to provide information on the caution.
Also if I wanted to get a visa to goto America I no longer need to declare the caution.
Alex Watts : Correct.
Alex Watts : For the USA it was not declareable anyway
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything else?
From what I read it seemed a very grey area. But thank you for your help. I will try and get on with my life now and will try not to worry about this anymore.
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