26 March 2013 Last updated at 14:43
Criminal record checks to be relaxed
"CRB information file Civil liberties groups are expected to welcome the judgement
Thousands of job applicants will no longer have to face their criminal past being disclosed to employers, under changes announced by the Home Office.
Old and minor cautions and convictions will be filtered out of the information revealed in applications for jobs in England and Wales.
It follows a Court of Appeal ruling in January that blanket checks did not comply with human rights laws.
All serious violent and sexual offences will continue to be disclosed.
Under the proposed legislation, convictions resulting in a non-custodial sentence will be filtered from record checks after 11 years for adults and five and a half years for young offenders.
Cautions will be filtered from record checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau, after six years for adults and two years for young offenders."
Disclosure & Barring Service - Filtering of old and minor convictions and cautions
BREAKING NEWS - Home Office to filter old convictions!!!!! :-)
Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Backward, One Step Forward: my initial thoughts on the proposed 'filtering' scheme
Any news on proposals for filtering of minor old convictions