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Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000

Section 38: Rehabilitation of offenders

96.Section 38 is designed to ensure that an offender disqualified from working with children under this part is not unfairly disadvantaged in other spheres of work. This Section provides that a disqualification order is not considered a sentence for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It will prevent the existence of the disqualification order stopping the normal rehabilitation period for the sentence it accompanies applying. However, information on such convictions and the disqualification order will be available to those able to ask exempted questions under Exceptions Orders made under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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