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Will a conviction from 25 years ago show on a CRB ?

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namechanger2day Fri 03-Dec-10 21:04:56

Dh has been asked by an agency to have a CRB done.
More than 25 years ago, when he was 21, he was in a fight in a pub. one off. He is ashamed. Lots of his mates got convinctions aswell. I asked him what it was for. but he says he can't remember, just fighting. he thought it might be for ABH. and breach of peace. But he is not sure.
Is this spent ?
I can't believe that he hasn't been asked before. he applies for senior managers positions, but just normal jobs , not child related, or anything.

what does he do ? he obviously doesn't want to mention it, unless he absolutely has to.

reallytired Fri 03-Dec-10 21:09:12

If the employer applies for enhanced disclosure then it will appear on the CRB check.

Is his job working with vunerable people. I didn't think an employer could CRB check people for hell for it. I thought there had to be a proper reason for asking for a CRB check. There are rules about asking for spent convictions.

What sort of job is your DH applying for?

Hassledge Fri 03-Dec-10 21:11:22

It will show up, but depending on the role it's then up to the employer what they do with the information. For something like this which happened years ago they may well choose to ignore it, so don't panic just yet.

alphabetti Fri 03-Dec-10 21:15:15

Where I work we have to put candidates through CRBs for certain positions.

If it is the one offence, for fighting, 25 years ago it shouldn't be a big problem. I would be honest and say that there was a conviction 25yrs ago as they should appreciate the honesty and can then advise on their policy before any payments are made regarding CRB cost.

A very serious offence such as a sexual offence, GBH or armed robbery would cause a major risk in sending the person out to work but if it was a single offence years ago then your husband should be ok.

FamilyWhoNeedsEm Fri 03-Dec-10 21:20:42

even spent convictions come up on a crb, cautions, warnings, reprimands, they all come up.

Best thing to do is be honest. Think about how/when to disclose, rather than wait for the result of the CRB. He needs to get in first. If he does not mention it first, he will be seen to be dishonest.

I work for probation, and have supervised a person who was convicted for false representation as she failed to disclose an unspent conviction (don't worry about that bit, not relevant to your DH), she was charged as she was in a position of responsibility and they felt they needed to make an example of her. However, what was the most interesting bit, and relevant to you, was that had she been honest before the CRB check, they would have offered her the job anyway, as it was not relevant to the job in question and honesty was more important than the conviction in question, it showed the difference between integrity and none.

Tell him be honest, and good luck.

namechanger2day Fri 03-Dec-10 21:43:09

Thank you everyone.

hairyfairylights Fri 03-Dec-10 22:11:44

Make sure he knows to be honest. alarm bells ring for me when these come back with a conviction which was not disclosed when the check was done.

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