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Criminal record check - spent convictions (UK)

 
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geekpie



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:47 am    Post subject: Criminal record check - spent convictions (UK) Reply with quote

Can anybody advise me if the criminal background check required for most countries is one that details spent convictions, or if you would need to disclose 'spent' convictions on job application forms?

I have a criminal conviction for a minor offence (not drug, violence or theft related) committed over 10 years ago when I was around 15/16. I received a 3 month youth supervision order (not community service) and a 200 fine. As the conviction became spent within a few years I have not had to disclose it to employers, and have a clean record since then. However I think I may be at a disadvantage when applying for work overseas as whilst the rehabilitation of offenders act means that my conviction is spent, background checks may mean that I am barred from work abroad.

Has anybody had experience of this or knowledge that they can share?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: Criminal record check - spent convictions (UK) Reply with quote

geekpie wrote:
Can anybody advise me if the criminal background check required for most countries is one that details spent convictions, or if you would need to disclose 'spent' convictions on job application forms?

I have a criminal conviction for a minor offence (not drug, violence or theft related) committed over 10 years ago when I was around 15/16. I received a 3 month youth supervision order (not community service) and a 200 fine. As the conviction became spent within a few years I have not had to disclose it to employers, and have a clean record since then. However I think I may be at a disadvantage when applying for work overseas as whilst the rehabilitation of offenders act means that my conviction is spent, background checks may mean that I am barred from work abroad.

Has anybody had experience of this or knowledge that they can share?


Get a copy of your record check so you will know instead of just guessing and asking what-if's.

If there is anything there, deal with it.

If it is not there then there is nothing to deal with; find a job.

Typically, juvenile records don't show up on your adult criminal background check.

You are more likely to be asked if you have a degree than if you have a clean record. Not having one will be a bigger problem for you than a record that you received as a juvenile.

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