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I have recently been employed at a school as a classroom assistant. I have been asked to fill in a police check form, which asks if I have had a caution/ been bound over/ have a criminal record. Twelve years ago I was bound over for 12 months after a drunken night out. Will the police still have a record of this?

It won’t be on the Police National Computer, where basic checks are made. But because you’re working with children you will be subject to a more thorough check, which draws information from other sources, including local police forces. This may turn up your offence from 12 years ago, but it’s unlikely to put paid to your employment prospects. Honesty is the best policy.

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