Landmark Decision by Supreme Court

I am often asked about whether or not people need to disclose their previous convictions and cautions to prospective employers.  Until now the advice has traditionally been “It depends”.
However, the Supreme Court has now ruled not all police cautions and minor convictions should have to be disclosed in criminal record checks in a landmark decision.
The ruling  will be particularly important to those applying for certain kinds of jobs involving work with children or the vulnerable. 
Under the new filtering system, cautions given to adults are removed from criminal records checks after six years, and cautions to children are filtered out after two years.