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CRC FAQs - Applicants

1. Why are CRBs important?
To provide the necessary checks about a person’s background before they start working with vulnerable adults or children.

2. What type of Disclosure will I need?
There are basic, standard and enhanced disclosures and we use enhanced. This is for posts that involve a far greater degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults. 
The disclosure will provide evidence current criminal record, unspent convictions, spent convictions, cautions, warnings, reprimands and any other information the Police may wish to disclose about the applicant.

3. What is involved in the process?
If you are successful at the interview stage, a fully qualified consultant will ask you to bring in several forms of ID documents, and request you to fill out a Disclosure Form. Please see CRB website for further clarification on forms of ID required (

4. How long will it take?
Currently over 90% of Enhanced Disclosures are usually completed within 6 weeks, however this time limit is never guaranteed.

5. How much will it cost?
CRB Disclosures are charged at £49 which is non-refundable. Most applicants are required to pay for their CRB, as this is an additional service required to work in the social care sector

6. How long is it valid for?
As part of good practice, all applicants for Bright Recruitment are requested to renew their CRB every 2 years.

7. What happens if I have a criminal conviction?
As an Equal Opportunities employer, each applicant will be assess on their suitability of working within the social care sector, nature of the conviction and time period the offence.

8. Are CRBs transferrable?
No. Care workers need a new CRB disclosure each time they change employment.

**Solutions Social Care takes no responsibility for any inaccuracies or any information submitted on the CRB form.

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