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to not want to fill out a CRB form

(39 Posts)
kim147 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:00:32

Unless I'm offered the job.

It just takes a long time that I could waste on MN use elsewhere.

If I get the job, then I can get the CRB to them ASAP. But why do it before the interview? Just wasted paperwork that will get shredded if I don't get it.

You don't know how many addresses you've had in five years?! confused I've lived in 10 houses in 5 years and can remember the address off the top of my head for all of them (I did spend a while memorising them, but remembering a few addresses isn't hard!), surely you learnt your addresses when you moved there?! confused

Saying that, I always think the CRB is a palava until I actually get around to doing it and realise it's piss easy.

They tried to introduce a system like Scotland's at one point, I'm not sure what happened to it though confused There was such a big deal made over it, and how we'd all need to get onto it if we worked with children or vulnerable adults and it had to be done by a certain date, and by the time the date came nothing had come of it confused

kim147 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:36:06

It's amazing how some people read things in a thread that aren't written.

confused - yes I do know the addresses. Postcodes I can Google. It's just a pain. That's all.

FWIW - it's been 5 houses. I now own one. smile

Oh no need to be sarcy OP, I misread the 'You' as 'I' on your second post here:
"You don't know how many addresses I've had in the last 5 years. It even confuses me with dates."

And was quite incredulous that somebody couldn't remember where they'd lived or when. Not sure how I managed that hmm Long bloody day is my excuse!

Didn't know you could find postcodes through googling though, never really thought about it

kim147 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:44:31

I still get confused with the dates though. Got them approximately.

Never moving again - sick and tired of filling in address details for various reasons.

maddening Wed 09-Jan-13 22:37:34

If it's the same form for every job can you not fill in 1 form once (since you would if you got the job) and then keep a master copy?

deleted203 Wed 09-Jan-13 22:43:48

I just found it incredible that I provided my name, address (same one for last 15 years - all the time I'd worked for the same LEA), DOB, Birth Certificate (look - I'm the only person in the world born here), Passport, Driving License, Degree Cert, PGCE, Qualified Teacher Status, GTC Registration and apparently the CRB STILL couldn't quite identify me. Someone had similar details......confused

MammaTJ Thu 10-Jan-13 02:36:39

maddening that wouldn't work, each form has it's own unique number on it.

ripsishere Thu 10-Jan-13 03:32:48

And they are, IIAC, done by different firms. At different costs.
I've got three. All of them took between 4 days and two weeks, despite having lived in six countries in the last 12 years.

redexpat Thu 10-Jan-13 07:25:12

OP you say that you have 2 already. If the most recent one was done within 12 months they should accept it.

crashdoll Thu 10-Jan-13 07:51:43

Approx dates are fine. Also, I'd be very wary of anyone who says it's fine if you have a recent CRB for another agency/job. You need one for each new place.

mrsjay Thu 10-Jan-13 08:53:07

I've also got 2 valid ones at the moment.

just copy off the other forms it takes minutes and the employers wont process it till you are offered the job the just need your information , isn't it all changing mine is due to be renewed and I know it is changing to something else

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 10-Jan-13 09:37:47

I won't accept forms from another organisation regardless if when they were done. If there was a problem and it turned out I hadn't fine a new check I'd be in serio trouble v

kim147 Thu 10-Jan-13 20:59:58

Didn't get job. Because that's what happens to me at the moment sad
But I did give them the CRB.

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 10-Jan-13 21:18:34

sad

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