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Will a caution or charge affect my current or future employment?

In May 2013, the law changed so that certain old and minor cautions and convictions will no longer be subject to disclosure.

Employers will also no longer be able to take an individual's old and minor cautions and convictions into account when making decisions.

All cautions and convictions for specified serious violent and sexual offences, and other specified offences relating to employment connected with safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, will remain subject to disclosure.

All convictions resulting in a custodial sentence, whether or not suspended, will remain subject to disclosure.

This will also apply to all convictions where an individual has more than one conviction recorded.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Information for employers and applicants