Young offenders could have records wiped clean

Young offenders convicted of ‘minor and non-persistent’ crime
could have their records wiped clean at the age of 18 for
employment purposes following recommendations made in a review of
the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The ‘clean sheet’ would be applied on or after an individual
reaches the age of 18, provided any convictions before the age of
18 were minor, and a specified period of time had elapsed in which
there had been no further convictions.

However, the clean sheet arrangement would not apply to jobs
requiring enhanced disclosure, such as working with vulnerable

The review is open to public consultation until 13

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