Paul contacted our helpline as he wanted some help and advice about getting back into work after receiving a conviction for a sexual offence. Paul explained that he’d had an exemplary work record until he disclosed his conviction to his employer. Although he had worked for the same organisation for a considerable amount of time,

Nick contacted our helpline as he wanted some help and reassurance over a situation he’d found himself in with a new employer. Nick told us that when he was growing up, he’d ‘got in with the wrong crowd’ and received several cautions and convictions. They were all for very minor things but he felt very ashamed

Max contacted our helpline as he needed some help in applying for a new job. In particular, he wanted advice as to what his chances of success would be when an employer saw the details of his criminal record on his Disclosure and Barring certificate which related to a violent offence. Max explained that he was

Kevin contacted our helpline as he needed some help applying to a website to request the removal of a story about himself which included details of a conviction that is now spent. Kevin told us that over the course of a year, he had made approximately three or four requests to the organisation to remove

Jeremy contacted our helpline when he needed some advice around the disclosure of a motoring offence. Jeremy explained that he had recently finished university and had been offered a solicitors training contract with a law firm. At a recent meeting with the solicitors he’d been told that under Solicitors Regulation Authority guidelines he needed to

Evan contacted our helpline after losing his teaching job as a result of a conviction for assault. He explained that he wouldn’t have classed himself as a violent person and in all his years of teaching, he had never lost his temper with any of his pupils. He had always been well thought of by

Patricia contacted our helpline for advice after her employer had threatened to suspend her for non-disclosure of her criminal record. Patricia told us that she had been employed by her present company for approximately 3 years. Knowing that her convictions would show on her Disclosure and Barring Service check, she disclosed them to her line

Bernadette contacted our helpline desperate for any help we could give her around her employment situation. In the early 1990’s Bernadette received a conviction for theft. She was convicted of two separate offences and, despite being very young at the time and this being her first offence, it resulted in a prison sentence. Bernadette explained

Alisha contacted our helpline as she needed some advice around disclosure prior to an interview that she’d been invited to attend. Alisha explained that she had received a caution for shoplifting approximately 13 years ago and, due to the nature of her work, she had always needed a DBS check. Her caution had always shown

Sharmini contacted our helpline following the withdrawal of two job offers; one with an insurance company and the other a high street bank. She told us that during her interviews with both employers she disclosed that she had a motoring conviction and that both employers indicated that this would not be a problem. On the most recent

Benny contacted our helpline to find out whether his convictions from about 15 years ago would be filtered and if so, what was the process for asking the DBS to filter them. He explained that as a result of an undiagnosed mental health illness, he was convicted of two offences and had received a hospital order.

  Alan contacted us for some information about applying to come off the Sexual Offences Register. He was on the register indefinitely and so far had been on it for almost 15 years. He had found it almost impossible to get a job and has only had one short term temporary position since 2001. He’d

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