Question: Can I work with children if my partner has a criminal record?

Does a DBS check family members?

Can I check myself or a family member? Under the current Legislation an individual or self-employed person can not obtain an Enhanced or Standard DBS check upon themselves.

Can you join the police if your partner has a criminal record?

Police forces will carry out thorough checks on you, your spouse or partner, close relatives such as parents, in-laws, children or others residing or associated with you. The police will conduct a search of the PNC, so they will be aware of all cautions/convictions (even those which would be eligible for filtering).

Would you date someone with a criminal record?

A fear of rejection after disclosing your criminal record could lead to not discussing it, and if your partner finds out later, it could cause massive trust issues between the two of you. Despite how long ago the crime happened, there are individuals that simply wont consider dating someone with a criminal conviction.

Does a background check show family members?

Associated People. This includes providing information about family members, partner/s, sibling/s or associates. Any declarable associations with groups, gangs or known criminals may result in your application being rejected. What are Declarable Associations?

Will police vetting fail?

Your application will be automatically rejected if you have ever been convicted or cautioned for a range of serious offences. These include: Any offence that has resulted in a prison sentence (including suspended or deferred)

How long does a criminal record last?

Criminal convictions remain on record for an indefinite period. Under certain conditions, the Court will expunge convictions after 15 years in an exceptional sentence, 10 years if there conviction of the sentence does not exceed 5 years, 5 years if the sentence of imprisonment does not exceed one year.

Can I work in a school with a drink driving conviction?

Sometimes student teachers and trainees ask me if having a criminal record is a bar to teaching. The answer, you may be surprised to learn, is usually no. But it depends what the conviction is. Minor convictions are almost always not considered serious enough to deem a person unsuitable for teaching.

How long does a conviction stay on your record?

Although convictions and cautions stay on the Police National Computer until you reach 100 years old (they are not deleted before then), they dont always have to be disclosed. Many people dont know the details of their record and its important to get this right before disclosing to employers.

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