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  • #9898
     Jim Scaife 
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    Hi,
    I know that film-makers need to get parental consent, but do production crew and videographers/film-makers need a CRB check?

    Thanks for any responses.
    Jim

  • #9899
     Kevin Cook F.Inst.V. (Hons) 
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    They’re no longer called CRB Checks. They’re now called DBS Checks.

    https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview

    You need to read the above .gov page for more information, but to the best of my knowlege they’re only required if you work with young and vulnerable people in isolation.

  • #9902
     Jim Scaife 
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    Thanks very much for the reply Kevin. I’ll check out the links you sent.

    Jim 🙂

  • #9906
     Gary Greenwood 
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    I work in the theatre and dance school filming sector and although I don’t have any physical contact with children, I work with there video images and this alone can cause some concern with some schools. Even though its NOT a legal requirement we have found some schools still ask if we have a CRB certificate, it just helps some schools with trust knowing we haven’t any criminal records. We change it every 5 years or so.

    I had no idea they are now called DBS Checks now Kevin, guess will find out more when we try and renew next time?

  • #9908
     Kevin Cook F.Inst.V. (Hons) 
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    You don’t have to have physical contact with them, just working with them without supervision. Also, the CRB checks were not transportable – meaning you shouldn’t be able to hawk them from job to job. They are supposed to be obtained, via your employer or a sponsoring agent, for each appointment.

  • #9909
     Gary Greenwood 
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    I know, it gets used in the wrong way, but at £120 for an advanced check for every job,some jobs just bringing in a little over £500, its unpracticable? Just the knowledge that we’ve had a check in recent years is usually enough for most schools. Unless they want to fork out £120 themselves of course…. but you know, I don’t think they would.

  • #9911
     Jim Scaife 
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    Thanks again for the update. It looks like a bit of a minefield!

  • #9914
     A1798 
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    I to have CRB check, done by our housing association, as i run a Residents Association and they paid for it, i carry a copy as PDF to show clients or email it.

    Its awkward that an employer has to do it and as a self employed person you cannot.

    Unless, as stated previously, you are alone with children it just is not required.

  • #9916
     Jim Scaife 
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    I do have a certificate which is required for working on aircraft but some of the crew on a possible project were concerned about it. I beleive anyone can apply for one themselves, not just employers.

    https://www.disclosure-online.com/

  • #10097
     Chris North M.M.Inst.V. 
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    As far as I know, the only official check is via the link Kevin Cooke provided above
    https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview
    The costs quoted there are £26 for the Standard and £44 for the enhanced check – employers apply.

    Only employers and licensing bodies can request a DBS check. Job applicants can’t do a criminal records check on themselves. Instead, they can request a basic disclosure from Disclosure Scotland (you don’t have to be from Scotland to do this).
    via the link on the .gov.uk site.
    Presumably https://www.disclosure-online.com/ is a commercial site (agent) that makes the application to Disclosure Scotland for you ?
    Chris North

  • #10112
     Jim Scaife 
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    Hello Chris, sorry for the delay in replying. You are right in saying that  https://www.disclosure-online.com/ is a commercial site (agent) that makes the application to Disclosure Scotland for you which is totally unnecessary. They caught me out as they come top of the Google search and I used them several times before realising that they charged £24 for completing the form for you!!! The charge for a basic disclosure though the official site that I use is £25.  I’d copied it from my address book thinking it was the official site http://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/apply-for-basic-disclosure/ which I’ve been using since then. The way I’ve got Microsoft Outlook set up using Sync2 to syncronise with my Google calendar and contacts sometimes causes old information to be overwritten over new changes!

    http://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/apply-for-basic-disclosure/

    Jim

    • #10129
       Chris North M.M.Inst.V. 
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      Thanks for clarifying this Jim – I did not want others to follow the link unwittingly.

      Chris North

  • #10130
     Jim Scaife 
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    Indeed I wouldn’t want that to happen either Chris,

     

    Jim

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