All tutors must disclose any convictions or cautions they may have to Tutorful, including any criminal convictions or cautions received at any time after having registered a tutor account on the Website and for as long as the Tutor remains registered.
If your DBS certificate discloses information, Tutorful will consider the following factors before making a decision regarding the application:
- Where the conviction is relevant to the position as a private tutor
- The seriousness of any offence or other matter revealed
- The length of time since the offence or other matter occurred
- Whether there has been a repeating pattern of offending or other relevant behaviours
The following convictions will always result in a tutor application being rejected:
- Any kind of violence including (but not limited to) threatening behaviour, offences concerning the intention to harm or offences which resulted in actual bodily harm.
- Offences listed in the Sex Offences Act 2003
- The unlawful supply of controlled substances or drugs where the conviction concerns drug dealing, trafficking, or possession with intent to supply
- Offences involving firearms, knives and weapons
- Offences involving arson
- Offences listed in the Terrorism Act 2006
- Offences involving deception or fraud
- Offences involving harm of a minor in any way
For one-off offences, we may accept tutors onto the site if their one-off conviction was more than X years ago, as below:
Please note, if your DBS check is not completely clean, we will have to reject your background check and you will not be awarded 'Background Checked Status'.
If you have any questions about these guidelines, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Education Advisors either on 0114 383 0989 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!