Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2008 comes into force

Implementation date: 18 December 2008

The Order amends the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. It updates definitions related to childcare to bring these in line with recent legislation, extends the definition of conviction to include cautions, reprimands and final warnings, and expands the list of sensitive positions that qualify for disclosure of spent conviction information to include the newly created position of non-lawyer “approved legal services body manager". The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.