What is a CRB Check?
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) provides wider access to criminal record information through its Disclosure service. It enables organisations to make safer recruitment decision by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain work, especially that involving children or vulnerable adults. All levels of football will benefit from the checks being carried out by The FA Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Unit on people with access to children in football.
The FA Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Unit is now using a new application form. This form is purple and has been in use since 1st July 2010. All white CRB forms should be disposed of; they will not be accepted and will be returned.
Club Welfare Officers should have received a pack with information on the new process with 2 CRB forms. They may obtain further CRB forms by contacting The FA CRB Unit. (please note, Beds FA does not hold supplies of CRB application forms)
Tel: 0845 2108080
All information regarding the new CRB application form is available at: http://thefa.com/TheFA/WhatWeDo/CRB
How do I know if I need an FA CRB Disclosure?
Those who are over 18 and working or volunteering directly with children and young people in football need to have an Enhanced CRB check. This includes those who are teaching, training, instructing, supervising, giving advice or guidance, treating or caring for children or driving for the Club.
The following people are usually required to have a check in football which is predominantly for or with U18s e.g. youth football this would include;
- Club Welfare Officers
- Team Managers
- First Aiders
- Regular Club Drivers.
For further information, please contact Beds County FA Welfare Officer, Sarah DaCosta
Tel: 01582 567721