Disclosure regime for juvenile reprimands had insufficient safeguards


Re: R (G) v Chief Constable of Surrey Police & Ors [2016] EWHC 295 (Admin)

The court held that the disclosure regime for reprimands, provided for by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Police Act 1997, had insufficient safeguards, where it led to the disclosure of the claimant’s reprimand relating to sexual experimentation with younger boys when he was aged twelve. The disclosure violated the claimant’s ECHR, art 8 right.

Tim Owen QC was involved in this case.