Data protection and the use of criminal offence data for employment and education purposes

Document type
Briefing
Corporate author(s)
Nacro
Publisher
NACRO
Date of publication
2 August 2018
Subject(s)
Offenders, Social Policy, Criminal Justice Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) allows most convictions and all cautions, reprimands and final warnings to be considered spent after a certain period. This period, known as the rehabilitation period, is determined by the sentence or disposal given, rather than by the type of offence. The ROA gives people with spent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings the legal right not to disclose them when applying for most jobs and courses.

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