They say it holds back those who commit crimes in childhood.
Tick boxes which require job applicants to state whether they have a criminal record should be scrapped, MPs say. Members
Asking people to declare all past criminal convictions, including offences committed as children, is a breach of human rights
Parents have expressed fury at being asked to undergo a criminal records check before they are allowed to watch their children
More than 900 serving police officers and community support officers have a criminal record, official figures show. Forces
The coalition government are under increasing pressure from both the Labour party and the Joint Committee on Human Rights