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Latest on retention and disclosure of criminal records

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...

12 June 2019
Comment

Decade-old criminal record disclosures? The need for reform

Over four million jobs every year involve employers requesting an enhanced criminal record from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Although these were originally for roles that...

By 
Christopher Stacey
6 December 2017
News

'Irrelevant' criminal record checks harm job hopes

Our forthcoming briefing on criminal record checks is covered in this morning's Observer newspaper.

Out of a total of 4.2 million requests for disclosure of criminal records in 2015, the paper reports, only six percent produced any criminal record information. This involved 1,020,111 recorded convictions. Of these, some three quarters – 742,482 – dated back a decade or more.

Our...

26 November 2017