Are prison officer's family vetted as well

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Jake 48

Are prison officer's family vetted as well

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Looking to start a career as an officer but my dad and also my brother have a somewhat chequered history. Both were stupid when they were younger. Each had a fine one for theft and one for possession of class c drugs. This was over 15 years ago. One offence each they have said.

I understand that the police have to have their families vetted but does the same thing apply to the prison service. I have done some reading and there is reference to needing national security clearance. Does that involve an applicants family being vetted as well or is it just the applicant

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Re: Are prison officer's family vetted as well

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Nope just yourself gets vetted.
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ARC 26/11/19
Offer/vetting started 17/12
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Appealed 16/01/20
Referred for decision 17/01
Decision overturned 25/02
Offer and vetting 17/03
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Start- Delayed until further notice

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I think if you’re going into cat a high security you get checked more but think that only extends to your partner. Make sure you declare it if asked by the prison though. It won’t make any difference at all as I was in your situation. They like to know just so you aren’t compromised or end up working in the same prison.

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Yes your family are vetted if going in to a cat A

This includes

Your partner if you have one
And previous marriages
You parents this includes step parents, ect
And your parents partners within the last 3 years.

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