CRB / Umbrella Body
Supply & Demand Consultancy Ltd. has been a registered umbrella body for the Criminal Records Bureau since September 2003. This enables us to offer a service for CRB checks to teachers registering with our agency, and for organisations inside the education sector. When a teacher attends an interview for the first time the documentation required to register will also be sufficient for a CRB Disclosure to be completed at the same time.
All teachers require an Enhanced CRB Disclosure as the work involves substantial opportunity for access to children. It is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and prospective teachers are therefore required to declare details of any criminal record they may have, including details of any convictions, even if they would otherwise be regarded as ‘spent’ under this Act, or any cautions or bind-overs, and any pending prosecutions.
“The role of the Criminal Records Bureau is to reduce the risk of abuse by ensuring that those who are unsuitable are not able to work with children and vulnerable adults”
The Home Secretary
Supply & Demand Consultancy Ltd. as an organisation is determined to make all efforts to prevent discrimination or other unfair treatment against any of its staff, potential staff or users of its services, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, age, physical disability or offending background that does not create risk to children and vulnerable adults. Together with the authorities concerned we will consider the nature of the offence, how long ago it was committed and what age you were when it was committed, and any other factors which may be relevant.
Supply & Demand Consultancy Ltd. complies fully with the CRB Code of Practice ( Link http://www.crb.gov.uklDefault.aspx?page=311)
Organisations seeking CRB Disclosures
What is a Disclosure?
A Disclosure is a document containing information held by the police and government departments. It can be used by employers and voluntary organisations to make safer recruitment decisions. Disclosures are provided by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), an executive agency of the Home Office.
The Disclosure service offers organisations a means to check the background of job applicants to ensure that they do not have a history that would make them unsuitable for posts they are trying to fill. Disclosures will provide details of a person’s criminal record including convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings held on the Police National Computer (PNC). If the position involves working with children, Disclosures will also contain details from lists held by the Department of Health (DH) and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) of those considered unsuitable for this type of work. Depending upon the level of Disclosure, it might also contain information held by local police forces.
There are two levels of Disclosure: Enhanced and Standard
Standard CRB Check
Also referred to as a Standard Disclosure. These are primarily for posts that involve working with children or vulnerable adults. Standard checks may also be issued for people entering certain professions, such as members of the legal and accountancy professions. 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. Enhanced checks are also issued for certain statutory purposes such as gaming and lottery licences.
This level of check involves an additional level of check to those carried out for the Standard CRB check - a check on local police records. Where local police records contain additional information that may be relevant to the post the applicant is being considered for, the Chief Officer of police may release information for inclusion in an Enhanced check. Exceptionally, and in a very small number of circumstances (typically to protect the integrity of current police investigations), additional information may be sent under separate cover to the Countersignatory and should not be revealed to the applicant.
How will I know which level of Disclosure is required?
We will advise you on the appropriate level of disclosure required for the position
To obtain a Disclosure all candidates are required to complete a CRB Disclosure form and
submit the required information.
Which documents do you need to provide?
3 documents must be seen. One document from Group I plus any two from Groups I or 2.
If no documents available from group I then 5 documents must be seen from Group 2
A continuous 5 Year address history must also be submitted.
|Valid Passport (any nationality)|
|UK Driving License (either photocard or paper)|
|Valid photo identity card (EU countries only)|
|UK Firearms Licence|
|Non-original UK birth certificate (issued after 12 months of date of birth) (full or short form acceptable)|
|P45/P60 statement (issued within the past 12 months|
Bank or Building Society statement (documentation should be less than three months old)
|Utility Bill (Electricity, gas, water, telephone (including mobile phone contract/bill)|
|Valid TV Licence|
|Credit Card Statement (documentation should be less than three months old)|
|Store Card Statement (documentation should be less than three months old|
|Mortgage Statement (issued within the past 12 months)|
|Valid Insurance Certificate|
|Certificate of British Nationality|
|British Work Permit/Visa (issued within the last 12 months)|
|Correspondence or a document from: the Benefits Agency/Employment Service/Inland Revenue/Local Authority (documentation should be less than three months old)|
|Financial statement (e.g. Pension, Endowment, ISA)|
|Valid vehicle registration document|
|Mail Order Catalogue Statement (documentation should be less than three months old)|
|Court Summons (issued within the last 12 months)|
|Valid NHS Card|
|Addressed payslip (documentation should be less than three months old)|
|National Insurance Number Card|
|Exam Certificate (e.g. GCSE, NVQ)|
|Child Benefit Book (issued within the last 12 months)|
In order to comply with our responsibilities and accountability as a Registered Umbrella Body it is necessary to advise that Supply & Demand Consultancy will pass each Disclosure to the potential “employer” of the individual — we will not take any part in the employment decision.
It is also appropriate that your attention is drawn to the Code of Practice for recipients of Disclosure information. Details of the required Policy statement on the Secured Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure information can be found on the website link below.
Supply & Demand Consultancy complies fully with this Policy Statement and CRB Code of Practice. The Code of Practice also requires that recruiting organizations have a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders which should be given to all applicants for positions eligible for a Disclosure (a sample policy statement is available on the Disclosure website www.crb.gov.uk
CRB Disclosure fees are as follows;
|Volunteer||No payment due|
|Administration Fee per Disclosure application||£12 +VAT|