- May 15, 2013
- Posted by: Faith Associates
- Category: service
CRB processing service for people working with young and vulnerable adults
Faith Associates is registered as an umbrella body with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and provides a screening process to ensure the suitability of individuals for any given position of trust. CRB checks are used to identify candidates who may be unsuitable for certain types of employment, especially that involving contact with children or other vulnerable members of society.
Faith Associates provides a CRB service by processing requests on behalf of:
• Faith based institutions or community groups
• Madrassah teachers
• Community youth groups
• Supplementary schools
• Faith Schools
What is the difference between the various types of CRB Disclosure?
Standard CRB Check – also referred to as a Standard Disclosure – are primarily for posts that involve working with children or vulnerable adults. The Standard check contains details of all convictions held on the PNC including current and ‘spent’ convictions as well as details of any cautions, reprimands or final warnings. If a position involves working with children, the CRB check will indicate whether information is held on three government lists of those who are banned from working with children or the vulnerable.
Enhanced CRB Check – Also referred to as an Enhanced Disclosure. These are for posts that involve a far greater degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults. In general the type of work will involve regularly caring for, supervising, training or being in sole charge of such people. Examples include a Teacher, Scout or Guide leader.
How does the process work and how long does it take?
Times for CRBs to be processed vary, but the current average is 8 to 12 weeks. Some have been returned in 2 weeks, but this is extremely rare.
What ID documents are required from the applicants?
One document is required from Section 1, and two from Section 2.
If no document from Section 1 is available, five are required from Section 2.