Police Caution/ effect on possible employment?Watch
1) you don't have a criminal record and
2) How old were you when you were cautioned? If you were a minor then I think it is 'spent' when you turn 18.
Do you know if NFA (no further action) reports are kept by the police?
When the person in question recently had to do an advanced disclosure form (they work in the medical profession) it all showed up.
Rang The Law Society today.
Got through to someone who could help me and asked the question whilst trembling in the fear that my legal career may be over before it has even started.
Got put on hold (for what seemed like an eternity although it was more like half a minute) before it was explained to me that a caution would not normally affect an applicant and only criminal convictions would drastically reduce my chances of admission.
She said that there was an "adjudicator" who looked into people with criminal backgrounds but as I only recieved a caution my file would not even have to get looked into. It was implied that even some people with lesser criminal convictions would be considered for admission.
So basically I think that I am in the clear, I will just have to make sure that I dont get involved in anything stupid over the next few years and I will be fine !!!
And hey - if for some reason I dont get admitted I could probably sue them.