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Do I tell employers that I have a criminal record?

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I have worked in my practice for 15 years but it is closing soon. However, when I was younger, I got into trouble with the police and ended up with a criminal record. I have started to look for another job but I have been told my new employer will carry out checks and my conviction will stop me getting another job. Do I have to tell employers about my criminal record?

A
Firstly, I would stop worrying. The system of checking is designed to ensure inappropriate people are not allowed to work with vulnerable adults and children. It is not designed to stigmatise employees because of a single act in their past. However, be aware that if you lie on an appl


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