We have a tenant who is looking to mutually exchange his tenancy with a tenant of another housing association. Our tenant has a recent, but spent, conviction for possessing indecent images of children. Ourselves and the other housing association exchange reports on each of our tenants - how they conducted the tenancy, any arrears, size of family etc.
I have been asked whether we can let the other association know about our tenant's conviction as there is a concern that the potential new address our tenant will move to has a school "around the corner". I'm not convinced that we can from a DPA point of view as we do not have any consent to disclose - unless we could use the Sched 3 condition of "information made public" as it was in the paper when he was convicted in 2015 - and as it is a spent conviction I'm not sure that it would be "fair" processing.
Anyone any experience of this sort of disclosure, would there be any other things to consider?
Any help you can give me would be most useful, thanks.
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