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.
- If a student is volunteering on one of our Community Engagement projects (i.e Karting / Radio Project) with young people or vulnerable adults then it is our responsibility to complete a risk assessment and ensure that each volunteer has an up-to-date Disclosure certificate.
- If a student is volunteering with an organisation in the Community, it is the organisation’s responsibility to ensure that the volunteer has an up-to-date CRB Disclosure.
Some of the opportunities on offer through City Volunteering require you to submit a request for disclosure to the CRB. This will most usually be the case when you’re applying for a voluntary position that involves working with young people or vulnerable adults. Do not be alarmed, all this means is that if you have any past criminal convictions then we will be made aware of them and we can take appropriate action depending on the nature of the conviction and the nature of the project you wish to become involved with.
In order to process the forms you will need to bring certain documents to the careers office along with a completed disclosure form. If you intend to fill out the form in the office please be aware that you need to give continuous address information for the past five years. This pdf file gives detailed instructions on how to fill out the CRB disclosure request form. Please pay particular attention to the section on required documentation for identification. Without all the requested information processing the CRB form will be delayed and you will not be able to participate in your chosen project until this is resolved.
Please note that a criminal conviction does not automatically exclude you from taking part in any activities, it is just important that we are aware of any such convictions and that we can assess the suitability of your involvement with a project in the light of any disclosure. Great care is taken to ensure both parties interest are best served.