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.
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.
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.
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.