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Criminal record checks ‘breach human rights’

Following a legal challenge at the Court of Appeal, by the campaign group Liberty, the court  announced that criminal record checks were not in line with Article 8 of the European Human Rights Act, where everyone is entitled to privacy in home, health and correspondence.  This follows cases where people applying for jobs had been refused…

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What’s a DBS check?

A DBS check is a new term, which has appeared recently.  It has come about from the recent merger (1 December  2012) of the Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).   Essentially this means that there will be only one organisation dealing with checks and barring…

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DBS/CRB checks become portable

From early 2013, thousands of volunteers and employees will no longer have to apply for a new criminal records check each time they apply for a job.  Instead they will only have to apply once to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a certificate which can then be checked online to find out whether it is still…

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CRB checks become DBS checks

On 1st December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) under a new name of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  DBS was established under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and is a Non-Departmental Public Body Sponsored by the Home Office. The DBS will be responsible for the Vetting and…

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CQC survey on social care provision

A recent survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more than 200 companies in England who employ staff to provide social care to vulnerable people in their own homes have hired staff who do not have sufficient appropriate qualifications for the jobs they are required to do. It also found that eight…

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Changes to the Criminal Record Bureau System

Two major changes have been implemented in September by the CRB: Checking Process changes started on the 1st September 2012, with new lists of acceptable ID documents and new guidance on CRB checks being brought into force. The CRB say these changes are to help improve public protection of vulnerable adults and children. The strengthening of the ID…

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Changes to CRB checks come into force

The coalition government has been committed to reviewing and reforming the CRB vetting and barring processes in order to give them a more common sense approach. The culmination of the review has led to changes coming into force today. The key changes are: – abolishing registration and monitoring requirements – redefining the scope of ‘regulated…

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CRB checks – what do they cost?

The Criminal Records Bureau’s fees for criminal record checks are: Standard – £26 Enhanced – £44 Volunteers – Free of charge. Disclosure Services (partner to ChildProtectionCompany.com) online fees for processing your online CRB are just £5 for volunteers and £10 for employed persons, although these figures may reduce with sufficient volume.

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CRB checks – how long do they take?

ChildProtectionCompany.com has a partnership with Disclosure Services in order to provide a fast and efficient criminal record check processing service. This can be done either on-line or in paper form. The online average for a Standard level CRB check is one day or for an Enhanced level CRB check, 6 days.

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Questions about CRB checks?

Do you have any questions about CRB Checks?  If so, have a look at our new CRB checks frequently asked questions page. If you can’t find your answer there, please do let us know and we’ll find an answer for you.

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