Home Office starts process for filtering of old and minor convictions from DBS certificates

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UK: Latest news from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

The Home Office has started the legislative process (subject to agreement by Parliament) so that certain old and minor cautions and convictions will no longer be disclosed on a DBS certificate.

This action is in response to the Court of Appeal judgment in January this year which stated that the disclosure of all cautions and convictions on a DBS Certificate was incompatible with Article 8 of the Convention for Human Rights.

Read full details of the filtering rules which are now before parliament for consideration.


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