Written 25th November 2022 by Nathalie Potter
- Filterable offences include but are not limited to theft, common assault and minor drugs offences.
- Non-filterable offences are more serious and include robbery, ABH (Actual Bodily Harm) sexual offences and other safeguarding offences. If you have received a prison or suspended sentence then unfortunately this can never be filtered.
The Police procedureThe Chief Police Officer of the relevant police force may disclose other information they deem appropriate such as police intelligence or approved information. This could include matters for which you have been NFA’d (no further actioned) which may significantly impact a job application. We have an excellent success rate with regards to having this ‘Other Relevant Information’ removed. Examples of disclosure made under Other Relevant Information tab are:
- Child abuse and neglect – assault against a minor in care and using inappropriate restraint techniques
- Abuse against service user – allegations of using torture tactics to control and subdue an elderly patient
- Sexual assault – historic allegations of rape and sexual assault
How can we help?If you receive your enhanced DBS certificate and the information has already been disclosed, we can appeal against the same. We would submit an application form, together with representations, to the DBS who would then forward our argument on the relevant police force and ask for their consideration. Please speak to myself on 0161 834 1515 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
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Nathalie is an integral part of Olliers having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Nathalie is a key member of the Business Development Team and is able to guide clients in relation to the processes of the criminal justice system, timescales and advise how Olliers can advise and assist as a case progresses.