At the time of applying to study for a nursing degree, Isabel didn’t have a criminal record. However, several months later she was charged with a driving offence and was due to appear in court two months later. During her admissions interview with the university, she explained that she had a court case pending and

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Adam had been studying for a PhD; he’d completed his oral examination (subject to some minor corrections) and a submission date for the completed thesis had been set. During the course of his study Adam was arrested and charged with three offences. His trial started before the submission date of his thesis and the anxiety

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Whilst she was still at school, Diana was convicted of seven counts of theft from the school changing room and was sentenced to a 12 months conditional discharge and fines ranging from £1 to £14. Up until then, her childhood had been very chaotic having been taken into local authority care following regular abuse and

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When she was 19, Hilary was found guilty of possession of a prohibited weapon and prohibited ammunition after her then boyfriend forced her to hide them in her handbag as they travelled in a car together and were pulled over by the police. When the case went to court, she received a 2 year conditional

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At the age of 16, Kate took the decision to move out of her family home and began renting a room from somebody she’d met through a friend. After she’d been there for three months and, without any warning, she returned home from college to find that her landlady had thrown the majority of her

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Larry only became aware that he had two offences on his record when he reached the age of 60 and needed an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check to volunteer with his son’s choir. When he was 16, Larry was convicted of possession of marijuana and received a one year conditional discharge. He wasn’t a

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William contacted our helpline after he’d read about the policy work we were doing around the EU right to be forgotten issue. Around 7 years ago, William had been convicted of possessing and making indecent images of children and received a three year community order. As a result of his conviction, he lost his job

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Five years ago, Patrick was convicted of a fraud offence and received a 12 month prison sentence. Patrick told us that at the time of his conviction, he was in a difficult place having built up some debts due to an addiction to gambling. His arrest was the ‘shock’ he needed to face up to

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Natasha was working as a teacher when she was convicted of fraud four years ago and received a five month suspended prison sentence. It is now spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Since her conviction, she has worked hard to rebuild her reputation. However, the presence of a story about her online has

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Anthony contacted us at the end of 2016, when he needed some advice about getting links to his name removed. He had been convicted of a sexual offence in 2000 and received a short prison sentence. His conviction became spent in 2004. Since his conviction, Anthony has significantly turned his life around. He has completed

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Jimmy is unemployed and claiming job seekers allowance. He’s been unemployed since his conviction 3 years ago. He was given a suspended sentence for offences involving violence. Since then, he’s been trying to find work but has received very little support from the job centre. When he first signed on, he was told that he’d

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