One CRB check for an individual will save the government money and cut out unnecessary bureaucracy.
Whilst I am in total agreement with most of the CRB checks for adults wishing to be involved with activities for children. What I would like you to change – and help to save money, Is that once a CRB check has been carried out then that check should be valid for all establishments where children are involved. At the moment you need a new CRB check for each school you work at. I am a freelance and would like to offer my services to other schools.
My wife who is also a mother of two can't help out with children who have reading difficulties at the school which one of our daughters attends without a CRB check. We both now have a valid CRB check for one school, but need to re-apply for the other school. We are not prepared to go through this process again, hence other children will lose out.