Darren contacted our helpline after a job he’d been offered with a local council had been withdrawn following receipt of an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Although Darren’s convictions were all spent (from 30 years ago) and minor, as there was more than one, they were not eligible to be removed (or ‘filtered’) from

In early 2018, Kabir was offered a job working as a Sales Consultant for an IT company based in Wales. As part of the terms and conditions of his employment, Kabir was told that he would need a basic criminal record check which would be carried out by a DBS Responsible Organisation (RO). Although Kabir

Liam contacted our helpline after his employer dismissed him for failing to disclose his unspent conviction. Liam explained to us that he’d originally been employed on a temporary basis through a recruitment agency before being taken on by the company approximately 6 months later as a permanent member of staff. When he’d signed up with

Clive contacted our helpline for some advice after he’d received a letter from the Disclosure and Barring Service stating that they were considering putting him on one or both barred lists. The DBS believed that he was going to be working in regulated activity and, due to his previous conviction, needed to carry out an investigation.

Dennis contacted our helpline because his employer intended to carry out an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check for his job. Dennis did believe his job was eligible for an enhanced check. Before the check was submitted, Dennis had disclosed details of his criminal record and was suspended by his employer. Dennis as a

Kelly contacted our helpline after she’d had her insurance policy cancelled due to the non-disclosure of her partner’s criminal record. Kelly explained that she’d used a comparison website to get insurance quotes for a new van that she’d recently purchased. After disclosing her partner’s unspent conviction, she had been surprised to find that the prices

Andy contacted our helpline after his application for social housing was declined on the basis of his ‘previous criminal convictions‘. Andy explained that he had three previous convictions but these were all spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act at the time he’d made his housing application. As he’d applied for supported housing, the housing

Penny contacted our helpline for some advice after her employers, a local council, had requested an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for a new role in a different department which Penny believed would only be eligible for a basic check. Her job involved dealing with complaints from local residents relating to environmental issues and

Paige contacted our helpline for some advice relating to a situation which had arisen following her nomination as a trustee of her university’s student union board. Shortly after being elected as a trustee, the student union board had been contacted by another student drawing their attention to newspaper reports of a conviction Paige had received about

Ryan contacted our helpline after the school he worked at suspended him from his teaching job due to the non-disclosure of his caution on two ‘Disqualification Declaration’ forms. Ryan explained that although he had received a caution in August 2008, in September 2014 he was able to benefit from legislation introduced in May 2013 and his

Lucy contacted our helpline as she needed some advice about a possible ineligible check that had been done by an employer. Lucy explained that she had received a three year prison sentence in 2007 for money laundering. She’d been working on and off since leaving prison but had waited until her conviction was spent before applying

Tom contacted our helpline for some advice on a problem he was having in completing a teaching qualification at university. Tom explained that he had just started a teacher training course when his partner had been arrested for being in possession of indecent images. Tom told the university about the situation with his partner and

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