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Did you receive a response to the letter you wrote to the Chief Constable of Merseyside?
The issue here is that you are requiring an enhanced DBS check and these rules do not really apply to them. They are more aimed at Basic and Standard checks. With enhanced checks there is always an option for any information held about you on the police database to be included, as long as the police feel it is relevant. So whether this offence was dealt as one or as separate ones, it would not avoid the disclosure of this information by the police. There is currently no legislation which allows for the guaranteed removal of criminal records, and case law has actually confirmed that they can remain on a person’s record up until their 100th birthday. Saying that, the law does change over time and over the past decade I have seen numerous changes. I recently heard the government will again be looking at relaxing some of the rules so that in the near future there may be something new which comes along to help you in erasing your past, or at least give you options to minimise the impact it has on your life.
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