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Community Resolution for Cannabis

If you are given a community resolution for cannabis possession, is it possible that this comes up on an enhanced CRB check?

From what I understand on an enhanced check it may come up if it’s deemed relevant but does anybody have any experience with this? The person in question has never had any other problems
recorded

How common are enhanced CRB checks as well? If you don’t work with vulnerable people, social care, childcare etc, is it really common? Can jobs like accountants, solicitors, barristers or finance jobs ask for enhanced checks or are they very rare?

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Reply 2
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Com res should show up on a standard dbs because it’s equivalent to an old cannabis warning; and anything that is on a standard will be on an enhanced
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Reply 4
I understand that, but in practice how relevant would it be if the person in question would not be working in a drug rehab centre or the like. As far as I know, the SRA only ask for standard DBS checks, but what about individual firms? Do they have much claim to request an enhanced DBS check if the firm doesn’t specialise with working with vulnerable people like in family law?

Any ideas about finance? Do accounting firms have much claim to ask for an enhanced DBS check as well?

Do you have any idea how long it would take to be filtered? It’s not a caution or conviction, but I can’t seem to find a concrete answer for how long it takes to be filtered from an enhanced check (it was a simple possession of class B for the person in question)
Reply 5
Original post by Trinculo
Com res should show up on a standard dbs because it’s equivalent to an old cannabis warning; and anything that is on a standard will be on an enhanced

To the best of my knowledge cannabis warnings do not show up on a standard check, neither do community resolutions


A cannabis caution does however, but that’s different. Yes it’s true that what shows up on a standard and enhanced is similar but not exactly the same

Do you have any idea how long it takes for a community resolution for this issue to be filtered on an enhanced check? Would it even be deemed relevant save for specific job roles?

Other than the specific jobs outlined that require an enhanced check, do regular corporate jobs have much of a claim to request an enhanced check?

I’m not sure if you’re already in the workforce or whether you are still studying, if you are working please give your own experience on how frequently enhanced checks are asked for

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Reply 6
Also, if the event occurred in a different region to the one you live in, will the different chief constable be able to access this information and disclose it in an enhanced DBS check? It does not get recorded on the PNC, it is recorded on the regional force’s records but does not constitute a criminal record…


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I think it's 2 years.

Cannabis Warnings definitely did show on Enhanced DBS, and I don't see why ComRes wouldn't - because you can get ComResed for all sorts of things including theft, criminal damage and depending on the circumstances, common law assault.

Come to think of it, though I think it probably is right that Cannabis Warnings and Com Reses are only available on enhanced. I'm not really sure what the circumstances would be where it would be material to the job. Maybe crane operator or something.

I’m not sure if you’re already in the workforce or whether you are still studying, if you are working please give your own experience on how frequently enhanced checks are asked for


I'm in the workforce and I've issued a fair few ComRes to people, and pretty much all of them for Cannabis.
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Original post by Trinculo
I think it's 2 years.

Cannabis Warnings definitely did show on Enhanced DBS, and I don't see why ComRes wouldn't - because you can get ComResed for all sorts of things including theft, criminal damage and depending on the circumstances, common law assault.

Come to think of it, though I think it probably is right that Cannabis Warnings and Com Reses are only available on enhanced. I'm not really sure what the circumstances would be where it would be material to the job. Maybe crane operator or something.



I'm in the workforce and I've issued a fair few ComRes to people, and pretty much all of them for Cannabis.

Hi,


Thanks for your reply, with what certainty could you say that it gets filtered completely after 2 years :smile:? Is that for people who are under 18 or over 18?

Also, if the event occurred in a different region to the one you plan to later reside in, does this mean it can still come up on an enhanced check?

You said you’ve issued community resolutions for cannabis, I’m guessing you are an officer, but do you support the approach of rehab and things like awareness courses to deal with this? Does minor possession have a chance to hinder your future prospects?

Thanks
Original post by Anonymous
Hi,


Thanks for your reply, with what certainty could you say that it gets filtered completely after 2 years :smile:? Is that for people who are under 18 or over 18?

Also, if the event occurred in a different region to the one you plan to later reside in, does this mean it can still come up on an enhanced check?

You said you’ve issued community resolutions for cannabis, I’m guessing you are an officer, but do you support the approach of rehab and things like awareness courses to deal with this? Does minor possession have a chance to hinder your future prospects?

Thanks

After 2 years your ComRes should go, but anything youth will disappear anyway.

As for drugs policy - it's far too complex an issue to think about in these terms. I don't think cannabis is the most harmful thing in the world, but on the other hand I don't think as a country we could be trusted to behave properly in the short term. There may be large benefits in terms of cutting crime etc - but we don't know what the social cost will be. The pro-cannabis lobby are always going to say how harmless it is and is in fact an amazing health miracle - but there can be no benefit to having a generation of stoners.
Original post by Trinculo
After 2 years your ComRes should go, but anything youth will disappear anyway.

As for drugs policy - it's far too complex an issue to think about in these terms. I don't think cannabis is the most harmful thing in the world, but on the other hand I don't think as a country we could be trusted to behave properly in the short term. There may be large benefits in terms of cutting crime etc - but we don't know what the social cost will be. The pro-cannabis lobby are always going to say how harmless it is and is in fact an amazing health miracle - but there can be no benefit to having a generation of stoners.

Thanks for your insight

Where did you hear about the 2 years also? Thanks, but this is for my daughter…

Good day :smile:
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In my experience with interviews if a check is required they let you know at the interview and give you a chance to come clean about anything that they might find. It's probably best to say at that point just in case.
Original post by JaseyB
In my experience with interviews if a check is required they let you know at the interview and give you a chance to come clean about anything that they might find. It's probably best to say at that point just in case.

As far as I know it’s not something you declare or have to disclose, even if they ask, and you receive your enhanced DBS before they see it don’t you? I’ve never required it but i always thought that DBS checks come to you first, and then you show it to the company as it gives you a chance to correct any wrong information

cheers!
No it would not come up on a CRB because it is not on the police computers
Original post by Blade123456
No it would not come up on a CRB because it is not on the police computers

I recieved a comres recently for possession of cannabis my job requires enhanced dbs updates will it come up
Original post by Trinculo
I think it's 2 years.

Cannabis Warnings definitely did show on Enhanced DBS, and I don't see why ComRes wouldn't - because you can get ComResed for all sorts of things including theft, criminal damage and depending on the circumstances, common law assault.

Come to think of it, though I think it probably is right that Cannabis Warnings and Com Reses are only available on enhanced. I'm not really sure what the circumstances would be where it would be material to the job. Maybe crane operator or something.



I'm in the workforce and I've issued a fair few ComRes to people, and pretty much all of them for Cannabis.

I'm a cleaner in a school and recently recieved a comres for possession of cannabis will this show on an enhanced drb