Relaxation of criminal record checks announced

Old and minor criminal convictions will no longer be included in criminal record checks, following changes announced by the Home Office.

Legislation is expected to be in place within weeks that would mean that some cautions and convictions will be ignored. It follows a Court of Appeal ruling in January that found all-embracing checks did not comply with human rights laws.

Serious violent and sexual offences, offences with a custodial sentence and multiple offences – regardless of their nature – will continue to be included in checks….|PTPT|PTDIR-2013-2703-GLOB|news&sfid=70120000000taB7

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