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    Hello all,

    I was wondering if I could get some help/advice on something which is bothering me.

    I grew up in care and when I was 16 I got in a scuffle with a foster carer who had been unpleasant to me, I was given a Police warning as a result.

    I am due to start studying a BA in Health in September and am told I will need to do a DBS check. 1) will this warning be on there? 2) will this affect my admission?

    Thank you in advance to everyone who answers me.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hello all,

    I was wondering if I could get some help/advice on something which is bothering me.

    I grew up in care and when I was 16 I got in a scuffle with a foster carer who had been unpleasant to me, I was given a Police warning as a result.

    I am due to start studying a BA in Health in September and am told I will need to do a DBS check. 1) will this warning be on there? 2) will this affect my admission?

    Thank you in advance to everyone who answers me.
    Warnings would normally show up except there are certain exceptions when under 16:
    Here's what they say about filtering:
    If the applicant was under the age of 18 at the time of offence, the conviction will be eligible for filtering (removal from the DBS certificate) if it meets the following requirements:
    • It has been 5.5 or more years since the date of conviction, and
    • the applicant only has one conviction offence, and
    • the conviction did not result in a custodial sentence, and
    • the offence does not appear on the list of offences relevant to safeguarding (found here).
    Or

    If the applicant was under the age of 18 at the time of offence, the caution will be eligible for filtering (removal from the DBS certificate) if:
    • It has been 2 or more years since the date of caution, and
    • the offence does not appear on the list of offences relevant to safeguarding (found here).

    But i would recommend telling the university now, explaining the situation fully and then you have plenty of time for it to go to a panel if they do feel it would effect your admission.
 
 
 
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