3 March 2017 at 21:26 #9898
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.
4 March 2017 at 09:16 #9899Kevin Cook F.Inst.V. (Hons)ParticipantFellow Member
They’re no longer called CRB Checks. They’re now called DBS Checks.
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.
4 March 2017 at 14:30 #9902
Thanks very much for the reply Kevin. I’ll check out the links you sent.
4 March 2017 at 22:43 #9906Gary GreenwoodParticipant
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?
5 March 2017 at 09:15 #9908Kevin Cook F.Inst.V. (Hons)ParticipantFellow Member
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.
5 March 2017 at 10:15 #9909Gary GreenwoodParticipant
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.
5 March 2017 at 10:58 #9911
Thanks again for the update. It looks like a bit of a minefield!
5 March 2017 at 11:59 #9914A1798KeymasterMaster Member
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.
5 March 2017 at 14:49 #9916
13 March 2017 at 21:24 #10097Chris North M.M.Inst.V.ModeratorMaster Member
As far as I know, the only official check is via the link Kevin Cooke provided above
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 ?
20 March 2017 at 13:43 #10112
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!
23 March 2017 at 16:02 #10130
Indeed I wouldn’t want that to happen either Chris,
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