What does CRB check mean and how will it affect me?

I applyed for a tempory christmas job at argos, and on the back of the application form where you fill your details in, at the bottom in small writing it says something like: argos has the right to check and all of that stuff and below it, it says a little bit of checking the Criminal Records Bureau or CRB check, and i have not commited any crimes/offences, not been arrested before or that

Asked By: - 10/19/2011
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Be clear on this. The CRB only allow checks to be undertaken on certain well defined professions and roles... More
Answered By: tokomakjoe - 10/20/2011
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This is a check on whether or not you have any criminal offences against you. CRB is Criminal Records Bureau. If your record is clear, you have no need to worry.
Answered By: Frank Furillo - 10/19/2011
Lots of firms add that stuff now, regardless of the work you're doing. Ignore it.
Answered By: Andrew - 10/19/2011
If you have never been in trouble with the police, then any CRB document they apply for will come back marked "no trace". It seems doubtful that they will want to go to such trouble and expense for a temporary Christmas job. You will know if they do put in an application, as you will have to sign the form and will be... More
Answered By: Doethineb - 10/19/2011
If you have no record or ever been in trouble then don't worry about it.
Answered By: Sarky - 10/19/2011
As already correctly stated, CRB checks are limited in law for people in particular positions, mainly in positions of trust e.g. doctors, teachers, or involved in finance or national security or law enforcement. There is absolutely no way whatsoever that Argos can legally make you do a CRB check, they are breaking the... More
Answered By: Accommodation - 10/20/2011
It's almost certain that Argos will be carrying out a Basic level disclosure and this just show Unspent convictions. Any employer can ask any employee to undergo a Basic level disclosure, there is no need for entitlement... More
Answered By: Christine - 10/21/2011
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