A police caution is not a criminal conviction but will form part of a person’s criminal record. A police caution will not be disclosed on a basic background check but will show on a standard DBS check for 6 years and also may show up for longer on an enhanced DBS certificate. Some police cautions, such as for ABH or child cruelty, will show up on a standard and enhanced DBS check forever.
We have recently had a police caution removed in the context of a domestic dispute. The client, a teacher, was arrested and cautioned in relation to a domestic argument. The police were called and came to the home address. The client's wife told the police that she did not want the client arrested nor any