How could I get a CRB Check ?

(7 Posts)
louandji Tue 16-Apr-13 15:34:21

Iive in France and try to get a CRB Check. Last year, I ve been in London for some english lessons and wanted to work or apply for voluntary position in the social area at the same time but I couldn't. I'm asked a CRB Check to be allowed to work with people. When I tried to get it I ve heard that who recruit should ask it for me but they told me that they don t and I have to get it by myself. Does anyone know how to manage it ? Can I obtain it France ? Where could I obtain it ? Which papers do I need to send or give ?
Any advices would help me, as I d like to apply again for it in next July. smile

LIZS Tue 16-Apr-13 18:18:45

It is the setting/"employer" which determines whether or not you require one and it has recently changed so one can be transferrable from one role to next, previously every voluntary role required a separate one. It is now called a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) but I don't think you can request one as an individual, but via whoever you initially want to work for or a voluntary agency, and having lived outside UK could prove an issue.

prh47bridge Tue 16-Apr-13 18:41:58

Actually the portability of a disclosure has not changed. It has always been up to the employer/voluntary organisation to decide whether or not to accept a previous disclosure.

As LIZS says, you cannot apply for a DBS check yourself. If the position says it needs a CRB/DBS check it means that if you get the job you will be asked to fill in a form allowing the employer/voluntary organisation to get a check. You are not expected to supply your own check.

Rattitude Tue 16-Apr-13 18:49:11

OP, see attached link for more information.

LIZS and prh47 are correct. It is clearly stated on the website that 'you can’t do a criminal records check on yourself'.

You cannot currently apply for a DBS check without a UK address (and sufficient proof of this) You can ask for a certificate of good standing from your local police station though (certificate of good conduct in germany) which they would probably accept, but I would check with them first. Make sure you give it plenty of time though, as CoGS can take a while.

Rattitude Tue 16-Apr-13 19:31:53

Potential UK-based employers might not be interested in this, but could you apply for, and submit a French 'extrait de casier judiciaire' instead as you live in France?

Here is the link.

louandji Tue 16-Apr-13 20:41:45

Thanks to all of you for this precious and clear information. smile

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