The application of a Certificate of Good Conduct by young people as a dilemma
An estimate of the ‘dark number’ of young people in senior secondary vocational education who avoid to apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct (full text only available in Dutch)
- How often do young people in the MBO not submit a VOG application because they antici-pate their judicial past means they will not receive a VOG?
- To what extent does not applying for a VOG relate to the seriousness or nature of their judicial past, their level of knowledge about the VOG or their desired study programme?
- How often do VOG avoiders correctly anticipate they will not receive a VOG?
- Boekhoorn, P., Verhaegh, T., Wolbers, M.
- Kenniscentrum Beroepsonderwijs Arbeidsmarkt (KBA Nijmegen), Bureau Boekhoorn Sociaal-wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (BBSO), WODC
- Place of publication:
- KBA Nijmegen
- Year of publication:
The VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct) is a preventive administrative instrument intended to prevent people with a certain judicial past from holding ‘sensitive’ positions in society. A VOG may be necessary in certain work situations, for example holding a position that involves working with vulnerable persons, confidential data, money or specific goods.
The outlined issue of ‘VOG avoidance behaviour’ in a young person can occur particularly in middelbaar beroepsonderwijs (MBO, senior secondary vocational education).
The main general questions of this study are:
The study aims to provide a reasoned estimate of the number of MBO youngsters who do not apply for an education-related VOG because of their possible judicial past.
- KBA Nijmegen
- Professor Molkenboerstraat 9
- 6524 RN Nijmegen