Policy on checking for Criminal Records
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), an Executive Agency of the Home Office, provides wider access to criminal record information through its Disclosure service. This service enables organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain work, especially that involve children or vulnerable adults. The CRB was established under current legislation and launched in March 2002.
The groups which need to be included
In the context of accredited provision the policy will need to make reference to all types of Centre staff.
Centres, depending on their target learners, will need to consider the need for Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosures depending whether individuals will be involved in working with children and adults. The policy will need to set down the arrangements that the Centre intends to operate.
Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy
Further guidance can be obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau website at: www.crb.gov.uk