Remove old and trivial convictions

1 Comment Tuesday 30 December 2014 20.58 GMT

Please remove old and trivial convictions from the CRB.  I mean things like convictions for credit violations, juvenile theft, using bad cheques or minor deception.  Why not give these people another chance in later life if their records have remained unchanged for, say, 10 years. 

Why does this matter?

Such convictions are the blight of a mis-spent (or disadvantaged) youth and prevent perfectly respectable adults from qualifying for some types of work.

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One Response to Remove old and trivial convictions

  1. angela taylor solicitor says:

    Totally agree however this has now become worse and the law has made it now impossible to have a ‘spent conviction’. A whole generation of people are unemployable or discriminated against and there is no incentive now for them to stay out of trouble even if you just shoplifted 20 years ago because now because recent ammenments to the Act mean even a minor offence will stay with you for life and that minor offence you may have forgotton about WILL be on your future CRB now and I am sure this fact will embarress and cause discrimination in the future for millions of people.

    The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act is WORTHLESS now….dont believe me, then get a CRB and find out for yourself.

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