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What level of criminal check are you having done?
I'm not - the question is hypothetical
There is now a filtering system in place which steps down certain offences and removes them from criminal checks.
If you are going to be subjected to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (this replaced the old CRB check), then whether a past conviction will appear on it depends on what level DBS check is being undertaken. There are three main types of DBS check:
A conditional discharge expires at the end of the order, so if it was a 6-month one it would become spent after 6 months. It means that after that time it will not appear on basic checks. It would still appear on a standard or enhanced check until it is filtered out.
For those aged 18 or over at the time of the offence an adult conviction will be removed from a DBS check if:
So I would have to wait 11 years (which will take me to 2022) before it would no longer show on a standard or enhanced check? I was keen to be involved with my children's school, but it doesn't look as if that will ever be possible now...
yes it would still show up on these checks until then but that does not man you will automatically be unable to take such a job - it does however mean it is in the employer's hands as to whether they consider that relevant or not
Ok, thanks for your help.
you are welcome