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Thanks, I was 11 at the time, I have had no arrests or any dealings with the police since.
I think this will paint a better picture:
I have recently received an Enhanced Certificate from my DBS check. Within this it contained a reprimand on 06th February 2002. This was from before adolescence at 11 Years old; it has been placed on my record as Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm. After discussing this matter with the DBS I have been asked to write this letter, so that you may be so kind as to remove this from my record.
Without a doubt I am deeply regretful and remorseful of any actions that occurred at the time however I sincerely do not believe that it was Actual Bodily Harm especially considering I was only eleven years old at the time. I did not know right from wrong at that age. Twelve years have passed since this incident and I have no previous convictions / cautions and no relevant /recent convictions / cautions of any sort whatsoever, other than this one isolated incident to date and I plead with you that this be removed.
I am currently studying for my degree and I am frightened that this may impede me in both my career and education. I have recently disclosed this information to the University and I may not be able to continue studying without major problems and obstacles from both the University and my place of work unless this is removed from my record or placed as a Common Assault and as a result not disclosed in any DBS checks. If you have any queries whatsoever please contact me on 075333 80658.
Im 23, Going to be 24 in April (DOB:19/04/1990)
So should this still be on my record even though the charges were dropped?
You can still make an application to DBS to remove this essentially on the basis that it has no relevance. They do entertain them more than they used to under the old CRB procedure.
will they be able to remove it, solely on this basis or should I include all other details. How could I say it has no relevance? (Sorry I'm a dimwit on these things) Is it because it is a reprimand?
The position applied for is in a school? Is it against the law for me to work in a school with that on my record?
I feel as though they should not have the record in the first place. should I fill out the form as:
a) Some or all of the information is not accurate as it is factually incorrect
b) Some or all of the information ought not to be disclosed.
Can they remove it from my record? (as the guy from DBS mentioned) or would it need to be 'filtered'?
I believe it is factually incorrect because of the legal code you mentioned earlier that they could only arrest as ABH at the time. The charges were also dropped! wouldn't that have any relevance or effect?
Are all of the reasons mentioned in the letter i copied earlier relevant and what are the chances of this record being removed please?