Police Caution

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A caution is a formal warning that is given to a person who has admitted the offence. But did you know that "minor" offence that you might have done a long time ago will still show up on a CRB check when you're trying to get a job? What can you do?

Aged 10-17?
If you commit a Minor Offence and receive a caution, you will have it cleared from future checks on your 18th birthday or after 3 years (whichever date if furthest away) providing:
- You have only one caution for that offence.
- You have not reoffended in similar circumstances
- You were able to mitigate the circumstances, for example, a letter of apology, paying for damage, etc.

Aged over 18?
If you commit a Minor Offence and receive a caution, you will have it cleared from future checks in 5 years time providing:
- You have only one caution for any offence in that time.
- You have not reoffended in similar circumstances
- You were able to mitigate the circumstances, for example, a letter of apology, payment for damage, etc.

If you are over 18 you can also volunteer in your community to help work off your caution with Voluntary Service Credits (VSC). See www.Police.uk/VSC for more details.

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