England and Wales boast one of the most complicated criminal records systems, with three levels of background check available! And while certain crimes can be ‘filtered’ out of the system following a vigorous set of rules, about 1,000 offences must always be revealed, as must any that lead to a prison sentence. This causes a system where people are affected by past criminal records for longer than those elsewhere in Europe.
With Employers getting more and more concerned with who they are employing, Criminal Records can be crippling for ex-offenders trying to find work, housing and insurance.
This month, the Law Commission published a report on the filtering system, you can read more about this and the case of Mrs P here.
Agenda offer all three levels of Criminal Record Check. For more guidance contact the Screening Team on 08456 44 55 46 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org