What is a CRB check? How do I get one, and how much do they cost?

I am trying to apply for several administration jobs (United Kingdom) and they keep on asking for CRB checks and I have no idea what tehy are talking about. Any help would be great, thanks!

Asked By: - 1/19/2010
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A CRB check is a police check to see if you have a criminal record. CRB is short for (Criminal Records Bureau). It is not unusual for any prospective employer to request an applicant apply for a CRB check... More
Answered By: JillPinky - 1/19/2010
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I suspect that there may be some (perhaps many) employers who are actually abusing the CRB system requiring a background check when there is no good reason for this, If you are unemployed the CRB check is expenisve, It would appear that you can get help from the Job Centre towards the costs but only if there is a job... More
Answered By: Luke W - 1/21/2010
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