Can an employer find out about my criminal record without me knowing?

No.

Employers should only arrange a DBS check on a successful job applicant. They can withdraw your job offer if the results show anything that would make you unsuitable for the job.

If your employer applies for a check, the DBS will give your employer a certificate and you will also get a copy. This will list any offence(s) for which you have been cautioned or convicted. The list will show the dates of any offences and the punishment you were given.

What’s next

Can I find out what information is held on me?

This page was last updated on February 14th, 2014

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