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Suspended Sentence

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Pippa - 18 May 22 3:31 PM
Thanks for the quick response. I’ll try and stick to applying for jobs that require basic searches. I’m still ashamed so would hate for people to know.

Everyone makes mistakes, the issue most people lack is the understanding that mistakes can be learned from to stop the same mistakes happening again. Especially when it comes to first time offenders.


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Thanks for the quick response. I’ll try and stick to applying for jobs that require basic searches. I’m still ashamed so would hate for people to know.
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Pippa - 18 May 22 12:44 PM
Hope someone can help…

40 years ago in my late teens l had a drug addiction and committed fraud from my employer (£1000) l was given a 24 month suspended sentence.

My first and last criminal offence, followed me around like a dark cloud my whole life. I’m still ashamed. I’ve worked all my adult life apart from raising my kids. At 60 years of age l need to go to work before l go mad but every job l see requires checks… am l right in thinking that my conviction will show up despite the fact it was 40 years ago??

Thanks in advance…

Well, yes and no. As you were given a suspended sentence, the conviction will always be shown on standard or enhanced DBS checks. The good news, though, is that your conviction is spent, so it will not be shown on a basic DBS check. That covers most jobs, as a basic DBS check is for any job that isn't eligible for a standard or enhanced DBS check. This doesn't mean that you can't apply for jobs that are eligible for a standard or enhanced DBS check, it just means that you would have to disclose the conviction if you do apply, and there are some employers, unfortunately, who don't understand the disclosure system, or just don't care, and have a "clean DBS" policy, even though a spent conviction won't affect their insurance, and a conviction from 40 years ago shouldn't be used to judge someone. You can't really find out which employers are bad in that respect until you disclose, but if you stick to jobs that have only a basic DBS check, you won't have to disclose anything.

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Hope someone can help…

40 years ago in my late teens l had a drug addiction and committed fraud from my employer (£1000) l was given a 24 month suspended sentence.

My first and last criminal offence, followed me around like a dark cloud my whole life. I’m still ashamed. I’ve worked all my adult life apart from raising my kids. At 60 years of age l need to go to work before l go mad but every job l see requires checks… am l right in thinking that my conviction will show up despite the fact it was 40 years ago??

Thanks in advance…
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