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Anyone applied for a enhanced CRB check recently?

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oxocube Tue 26-Jul-11 18:15:20

If so, how long did it take to come back please? And do you have any idea if I can be offered/accept a job until it comes back - I have been teaching in an EU country for the last 4 years and had a CRB check in the Netherlands. Am hoping it won't take 3 months like my parents are telling me (they must have read it somewhere hmm).

My last one in Holland took just over a week to come back!

LucyLastik Tue 26-Jul-11 18:18:53

It can take up to three months, so your parents are right.

This time of year I have found it to take longer as teaching staff are changing jobs and need new CRBs done.

I once waited six months for one of mine. I actually left the job before it came through.

You can accept a job without one. In my pre-school atm, my manager is allowing a new member of staff to work under her old CRB as it is less than a year old and she is in the process of applying for a new one. Only thing is, she isn't allowed to be left alone with the children although she can do changing as long as we can see her.


oxocube Tue 26-Jul-11 18:32:55

Thanks Lucy. I am hoping that given that I was CRB checked for my previous job (have just left), any employer will be lenient and as long as they know my application is going through and get a reference from the head I've just worked for.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Tue 26-Jul-11 18:35:24

if you have been out of the country it will probably be on the long side. Each time the paperwork moves to a different policing area there is a further delay.

DeWe Tue 26-Jul-11 19:26:13

They can get a police covering letter or something, which basically means they check your name against the banned list. That only takes a week or two.
I applied for 2 identical CRBs at almost the same time. One came back within a month, and the other got lost in the system and took about 6 months and had to have reminders sent. confused

oxocube Wed 27-Jul-11 07:52:23

Very helpful, thank you smile

emptyshell Wed 27-Jul-11 12:09:52

There was the big disaster year when they first came out where it did take months to get them done (lots of NQTs had to delay starting work that year - I was caught up in it so remember it fairly clearly) but any I've had nowadays have generally been back within a fortnight. Always a little bit slower in the run-up to September though because every teacher moving jobs is getting new ones done at the same time.

CarrotsAreNotTheOnlyVegetables Wed 27-Jul-11 16:39:34

I have friend who wants to work as a taxi driver who has now been waiting six months for his - despite a lot of chasing.

A serious problem for him as it is preventing him from working and getting himself off benefits.

woodpeckers Wed 27-Jul-11 16:47:11

Really quickly recently. I applied 14th March, and it was back within 3 weeks - have never known them to be back that quick!

emeraldislander Fri 29-Jul-11 12:07:20

really quickly (London)... applied THIS MONDAY and it has just popped through the post. And I had an overseas address in there as well.

HarrietJones Fri 29-Jul-11 12:11:46

6 weeks, really straightforward one. No name changes/addresses/job changes

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