Police Records: A Guide for Professionals

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Just for Kids Law have created a new handbook, Police Records: A Guide for Professionals. The guide has been designed to support practitioners to understand the legal framework. 

This document covers the collection and keeping of records by the police, including the circumstances that will trigger a crime record being made and the time scales they are kept for. It also covers the process review and deletion of police records and the disclosure of records on Disclosure and Barring Service (“DBS”) Certificates. This document also covers the disclosure of information on “Police Certificates” issued for foreign travel and working abroad. It also includes guidance on the processes of challenging the keeping and sharing of police records.

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