Call for under-18s’ records to be wiped

I am joining MPs in calling for a ‘relaxation’ to the law around the disclosure of childhood convictions. Currently, unless specified, these do not have to be divulged once the convictions have been spent. But this isn’t enough. 

We’d like to see a shortening of the time period that childhood convictions are recorded, from five-and-a-half years to three, as well as a customisable...

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