Rehabilitation of Offender Act 1974

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (c.53) of the UK Parliament enables some criminal convictions to be ignored after a rehabilitation period. Its purpose is that people do not have a lifelong blot on their records because of a relatively minor offence in their past.

Local institute officers are sometimes faced with queries from students, members and / or prospective members relating to various convictions.

Any such queries should be discussed with the CII Secretariat Department.

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