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Conviction spent as of today - does this show on Basic DBS?


Conviction spent as of today - does this show on Basic DBS?

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Monkos - 6 Aug 19 1:58 PM
hurrdedurr - 5 Aug 19 8:30 PM
Hi there
My husband's conviction is now spent today after 5 years (hurrah).  He wants to start applying for jobs and some of them require basic DBS checks.  Does he need to do anything to get the conviction turned from unspent to spent or does it automatically drop off?

I would do this - apply yourself to get one sent to you, in order to check it's been updated. The people running the DBS are not bright, and not efficient. It's cheap and easy to apply for it, get one sent to you, if it's wrong, challenge it so that when you really need it you won't have to worry that it's not blank. If it is blank, keep it around and carry it with you when travelling and stuff so you have it for peace of mind. If it isn't blank, complain until it gets fixed.

Very good advice - there have been posts elsewhere on the Forum about court costs or compensation orders not paid, or the DBS records not updated correctly to show as paid. Better safe than sorry!


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hurrdedurr - 5 Aug 19 8:30 PM
Hi there
My husband's conviction is now spent today after 5 years (hurrah).  He wants to start applying for jobs and some of them require basic DBS checks.  Does he need to do anything to get the conviction turned from unspent to spent or does it automatically drop off?

I would do this - apply yourself to get one sent to you, in order to check it's been updated. The people running the DBS are not bright, and not efficient. It's cheap and easy to apply for it, get one sent to you, if it's wrong, challenge it so that when you really need it you won't have to worry that it's not blank. If it is blank, keep it around and carry it with you when travelling and stuff so you have it for peace of mind. If it isn't blank, complain until it gets fixed.
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hurrdedurr - 5 Aug 19 8:30 PM
Hi there
My husband's conviction is now spent today after 5 years (hurrah).  He wants to start applying for jobs and some of them require basic DBS checks.  Does he need to do anything to get the conviction turned from unspent to spent or does it automatically drop off?

Hi

Great news that your husbands conviction is now spent. He doesn't need to do anything more. When he applies for jobs which require a basic criminal record check, his conviction will automatically be removed from the certificate. 

Wishing him well with the job hunting. Keep us posted on how things are going. 

Debs

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My husband's conviction is now spent today after 5 years (hurrah).  He wants to start applying for jobs and some of them require basic DBS checks.  Does he need to do anything to get the conviction turned from unspent to spent or does it automatically drop off?
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