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Disclosing criminal convictions 29 Mar 2018 18:23 #6721

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Hi all,

A friend of mine (yes really :P) has just started signing on to UC and has a criminal conviction. He's been told by his roach that he has to tell them what the conviction was for so they can 'effectively help him' and this demand was to be added to his CC. He's quite peed off about this and told the roach in so many words that it was none of their business. They let him go that time so he could reconsider, but said it will be added to his CC next time and unless he's willing to tell them at his next interrogation on Tuesday, he'll basically be classed as refusing to sign his CC and his claim will be closed. So, does anyone know if he's legally obliged to tell the roach what the conviction was for? I know people have to disclose that stuff to employers, but what about with JC+? It sounds to me like just another excuse to get someone off the dole.

Thanks all :)
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Disclosing criminal convictions 29 Mar 2018 19:24 #6722

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it depends on the conviction if he need to disclose it or not or if it's classed as spent i would check out the 1974 rehabilitation of offenders act because his roach might be breaching it by forcing him to disclose his conviction
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Disclosing criminal convictions 30 Mar 2018 10:28 #6724

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The Roach has No Rights to demand He reveals Any Convictions; The Roach is acting Completely Illegally;[/b]
Give me a few Minutes and I will add a link, "Unlock" Is the organisation who gives Excellent support and Advice
for Everyone who has fallen fell with the law.

Have a look Here;
www.unlock.org.uk/support-for-people-with-convictions/helpline-2/

And Here;

www.unlock.org.uk/

Also Here;

www.unlock.org.uk/basic-criminal-record-checks-launched-today-dbs/
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Disclosing criminal convictions 01 Apr 2018 17:50 #6756

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Thanks guys.

Paul,
Do you know what law the roach is breaking please? It's always nice to be able to quote regs at them ;)
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Disclosing criminal convictions 02 Apr 2018 07:25 #6763

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The Gibbon wrote:
Thanks guys.

Paul,
Do you know what law the roach is breaking please? It's always nice to be able to quote regs at them ;)

Have to work today (Yes I know its supposed to be a Bank Holiday) So will look up the legal bit when I get back.
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Disclosing criminal convictions 03 Apr 2018 10:45 #6792

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Have a look here, The 7 Stages of Spent Convictions.

hub.unlock.org.uk/stages/

Also a good "Chart" [pdf] here;

hub.unlock.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Overview-of-areas-of-life-that-can-be-affected-by-a-criminal-record.pdf

Relevant Legislation here;

www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/53
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Disclosing criminal convictions 03 Apr 2018 17:25 #6800

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Just came across this; Maybe of Help;

The ‘google effect’, internet search results and the right to be forgotten

In May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that individuals should be able to request the deletion or removal of personal data published online where there is no compelling reason for it to remain. This right to erasure is often referred to as ‘the right to be forgotten’.

This page sets out how to request the removal of online information and how you can appeal the decision if an online search engine refuses your request.

This is part of our section on information on the internet.

Why is this important?
Once your conviction is spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, there is no legal obligation for you to disclose it when applying for the majority of jobs. However, information on the internet can stay around, long after a conviction becomes spent.

We’re aware that some employers will do ‘Google’ searches as a way of informally checking someone’s criminal record. If there are stories on the internet which relate to your conviction, an employer may be able to find out more about you than they are legally entitled to know.

If you’re aware of any links to your name on the internet and your conviction is spent, it’s definitely worth applying to have the links removed. If your application is successful, then you can be confident that any future employer or work colleague who searches for your name on the internet, won’t be able to find any information relating to your criminal record.

Introduction
In May 2014, Google launched a system whereby individuals can request information about them be removed from Google’s search results. This came about because of a ruling on the 13th May by the Court of Justice of the European Union. The case was brought by a Spanish man who complained that an auction notice of his repossessed home on Google’s search results infringed his privacy. The court found in his favour, which has already had wide-reaching consequences for search engines like Google.

The ruling only covers the removing of the search results – the information will still exist on the website that published the original article but Google won’t be able to deliver matches to some enquiries that are entered. Deletion of the original information would still be the responsibility of the website owner, and in our experience, it’s very rare that websites agree to remove details relating to convictions (see more in reporting of criminal records in the media).

Information will only disappear from searches made in Europe. Queries piped through its sites outside the EU will still show the relevant search results.

However, many people are still seeing the ruling as a potential way of dealing with the ‘google effect’ that often haunts people for lots of different reasons, and our Helpline and Forum have already seen this being raised by quite a few people when it comes to past convictions that have been reported online. So the important question for us is whether it will actually help people with convictions?

More Here;
hub.unlock.org.uk/knowledgebase/google-effect/
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Disclosing criminal convictions 03 Apr 2018 21:50 #6801

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the trouble with all this 1974 rehabilitation of offenders act and the 2014 Court of Justice of the European Union is that it counts for nothing if any potential employer does an enhanced DBS check every little poxy offence is their for all to see
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