This would remove unneccessary beaurocracy, streamline recruitment into employment, and should demonstarte considerable cost saving as these checks are government subsidised for Charities and cost £30 each for normal organisations many of whom are public sector.
The current system of an individual needing seperate CRB checks for various activities is a waste of money & builds in unnecessary beaurocracy & costs; particularly in the public sector. Examples are:
- A member of staff within the NHS who is changing roles (even within the same environment) is required to obtain a further CRB before being allowed to work unsupervised with the same patients she were working with previously.
- A hospital chaplain is required to have a seperate check for each environment he works in – I have heard of someone requiring 6 sepaerate checks.
- Someone CRB checked for their employment still needs a further check for any voluntary work. E.g a Nurse who then wants to help at Brownies or similar.
It would make sense for this document to be a personally held check that is transferable with perhaps an on line or telephone check to obtain an update from centrally held records from time to time.