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16 10, 2017

Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement in England and Wales

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Currently in England and Wales there is no formal process for the “sealing” a criminal record. There is no procedure to apply to a Court to have a criminal record formally sealed so that it is not disclosed. There is also no formal process for expunging a criminal record (other than police records) namely

7 04, 2016

Police Force accused of issuing too many Cautions for Indecent Images Cases

By |April 7th, 2016|Tags: , |

A children's charity has expressed concern that police are issuing too many cautions for possession of indecent images of children instead of prosecuting. Northumbria police revealed it issued cautions in respect of 94 offenders. The figures were obtained by BBC Newcastle, who found police have issued more than 160 cautions to people for possession of

29 03, 2016

Significant Delays at Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

By |March 29th, 2016|

Significant delays in Scotland Yard’s backlog in criminal record checks leaves many people unable to work, it was claimed today. The force today admitted it was increasing staff to tackle the “high number” of outstanding cases. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), today said the force’s handling of checks