Police Cautions currently stay on your record for life – which means each time a CRB check is done it is picked up and has to be explained over and over again.
This leads to continual explanation every time a CRB check is done.
Why does this idea matter?
If the caution had an expiry time it would stop the unnecessary repetition and constant smearing of an individual. They have had their caution and their period (say 4 years like points on a licence) on record – so why not let them have a clean slate after a set period.
The caution means the police chose not to pursue it through the courts – therefore it is not as serious an offence – so why must a person’s employment and other activities be affected forever and a day by the caution?