Working with children in activities other than in a school or childcare

When you have been offered a job, assignment or internship and are to work with children in a non-school activity, you will need to show an extract from the criminal record. The work may relate for example to an assignment in an association.

To request a police record extract:

1. Fill in the form

Other work and contact with children. Request police record extracts, in Swedish (Form to fill in digitally and then print out)
Other work and contact with children. Request extract, in Swedish (Form to print out and then fill in by hand)

Please note:

  • It is only possible to request a police record extract about yourself.  Power of attorney for another person does not apply.
  • If you do not have a Swedish personal ID number (or a coordination number), you will need to state your date of birth (year, month and day) and your full name (all given names and surnames) on the application.

Fill in the application clearly and sign it personally

Keep in mind that a properly prepared and completely filled in application that is personally signed with a pen facilitates that you will obtain a police record extract faster.

2. Send in the form

Scan or photograph the signed form and then send the form by e-mail or post to the police.

E-mail: registerutdrag@polisen.se

Polismyndigheten/The Swedish Police Authority
Box 757
SE-981 27 Kiruna

3. You will receive a criminal records registry extract

You will receive a criminal records extract from us by post. The extract will be sent to the address you have specified on the application. The police are not permitted to send extracts directly to an employer.

The processing time is up to two weeks from the time we have received the application until the time we send the extract. The processing time may vary, depending on how many people request extracts at a given time. We cannot prioritize a certain application.

The following applies for the extract

When you have been offered a position or an assignment where you have direct or regular contact with children, you are required to show a police record extract. This applies, for example:

  • leaders in sports clubs or children’s activities
  • in church activities
  • traineeships/student teacher internships within an educational programme or work placement organised by the Swedish Public Employment Service

The  organisation that employs you has the right to request an extract from the criminal records register. For example, if you are employed by a staff agency and are going to practice in a school, it is the school that has the right to request the extract, not the staff agency.

  • The extract is valid for 1 year.
  • The employer is only permitted to make a note that you have shown the extract.
  • You can use the registry extract and show it to more than one employer.
  • You should retain the original yourself.

A check of criminal records from the criminal records registry is designed to strengthen the protection of children and adolescents against sexual offences and other serious criminal offences.

The police record extract is part of the documentation for assessing whether a particular individual is suitable for employment. Even if an individual does not have any notations of a criminal offence, other factors for assessment of the individual’s suitability must be carefully assessed. If an individual has been convicted and served his sentence, this does not entail a prohibition on employing that individual. The term “children” refers to all persons under the age of 18.

Citizen of another EU country

If you are a citizen of another country in the European Union, the police retrieve information from that country.

This is shown in the police record extract

The extract from the criminal records registry shows information if penalty punishment has been imposed on you for:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Aggravated assault
  • Kidnapping
  • All sex offences
  • Child pornography offences
  • Aggravated robbery

If the sentence for the crime also encompasses any other offence, details of that offence will also be included in the extract.