Austrias most western province Vorarlberg don’t want to have sexual criminals as teachers. 120 persons who start to work as a teacher in Vorarberg this year were checked if they have a previous conviction in relation to sexual crimes.
A sexual offender database should guarantee the veracity of all results. A change in the law was the basis of the possibility to do that. It was an idea of the provincial government. Sexual criminals should not be in contact with children.
The access to the sexual offender database is strictly limited. Only public institutions can request a certain search. Private organisations or associations have absolutely no chance to take a look in the database.