Has Your Career Been Held Back Through Minor Offences In The Past Or When You Were Young?

Has Your Career Been Held Back Through Minor Offences In The Past Or When You Were Young?

If so, then life may be easier for you in the future, thanks to a Supreme Court Ruling.

Until now, information on past old and minor offences has been given to employers and potential employers in Standard and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. But the Supreme Court has now ruled in favour of three people who said their lives had been held back by the disclosure of such offences.

Now, the government will have to actively consider reform of the system after the judges ruled that the current system infringed the human rights of those affected.

Judges in the Supreme Court found that the current criminal records disclosure scheme was ‘disproportionate’ in two respects.

  • That all previous conviction should be disclosed, however minor, where the person has more than one conviction.
  • Also in the case of warnings and reprimands issued to young offenders.

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