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J9121 Thu 07-Mar-19 19:48:20

Not really sure where to start! I had a difficult upbringing resulting in quite a few convictions when I was a teenager(shoplifting,fighting,stealing) resulting in me getting a tag I did my time and really improved myself going back and doing my GCSE's I then fell pregnant at 17 and have spent the time since bringing up my kids (sahm) I'm now(27) at the point where I need to go back to work but have only got a few jobs on my cv. I've been looking and really want to do a teaching assistant course at college but for placement I'll need a dbs check,I'm wouldn't lie and would tell the potential placement about my early struggles and that I'm now a completely different person etc but my main worry is that I'll still get turned down. Is it worth me doing the course?or will I fall at the first hurdle? It's something I feel really passionately about doing and obviously is a good job in terms of work hours etc
Tia smile

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Decormad38 Thu 07-Mar-19 19:53:05

I do know that those kind of offences wouldn’t cause too much problem on your dbs but anything connected to children or more serious harm offences would. My dh is a teacher and he had something on his dbs but it didn’t cause a problem. I also used to look into this for kids in FE wanting to become social workers. Those offences wouldn’t have been a hindrance to that career.

J9121 Thu 07-Mar-19 19:56:38

This makes me feel somewhat better! None of the offences had anything to do with kids,and I'd obviously be very upfront about it even if I'm not asked.

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Decormad38 Thu 07-Mar-19 20:06:54

Yes I think you will find that quite a number of people have these offences on their dbs. I used to have to check out with universities if it would hinder students and it rarely did unless it was a violent act or an act relating to kids obviously because of safeguarding.

J9121 Fri 08-Mar-19 08:43:48

Thank you @Decormad38 im going to apply this weekend!

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