security check need help

i was filling in my security check form and i came to a bit about formal warnings...
i was once caught with underage possesion of alcohol should i write this down on the form?
it was a warning from a comunity surrport officer i dont know if it was anything offical but still...
will this affect my chances of being accepted into the rn?

your help will be appreciated thanks! :money:


War Hero
On your Security Questionnaire, you must declare all convictions be they spent or unspent.

The DVA Guidance Notes gives more comprehensive advice. (Page 3, section 14 applies)

The issue is that if you withhold information there may be an issue. If you are completely honest, it's infinitely less likely to be an issue.

Good Luck.
Ellio, have you received clearance, yet? My form was submitted two weeks ago, and I am wondering how long it is likely to take...


War Hero
The time taken for SC can vary but averages out around 8 weeks.

As they cost from £2.5K upwards, per individual, we generally don't submit them until the candidate has passed all elements of selection including the PJFT.
Just be glad its not the DV form! Had to do one of those for a job application to AWE - 10 years of personal references - I was fifteen then - finding old school friends to agree to let some government spook interview them about me was a bit of a challenge!

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