Latest on retention and disclosure of criminal records

Date: 
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019

The latest briefing on the retention and disclosure of criminal records has been published in the House of Commons Library.

The note outlines the rules for managing the retention and disclosure of convictions which sits with the Police National Computer and the Police National Database. 

In January this year, the supreme court ruled that the criminal justice records disclosure ruegime for multiple convictions and childhood warnings/reprimands was disproportionate. 

We published Criminal records checks: Are disclosures proportionate? in December 2017, arguing that there are strong grounds for concluding that a large number of disclosure requests by employers are unnecessary, also featured in The Guardian

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