CRB / DBS Checks

In some cases our placements will require Changing Worlds participants to use the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure service, or as it is now referred to ‘The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)’. We do this to check the suitability of an applicant particularly for those taking part in a project that involves working with children or vulnerable individuals, who are in a position of trust.

This is particularly important for individuals who have been out of education for over 5 years, and have not had to complete a Criminal Record check in the past 3 years.

We observe and adhere to the CRB / DBS Code of Practice which is concerned with the responsible handling, use, storage, and disposal of all applicants’ information. Changing Worlds also complies with the laws of the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR. For more information on our Privacy Policy please visit the Privacy Policy and Disclaimer section of the Changing Worlds website.

The CRB / DBS service that we use means Changing Worlds does not receive a copy of the CRB / DBS check results unless the applicant’s results come back showing an undisclosed incident on their criminal record. Any results received by Changing Worlds will only be used for the purpose of assessing the suitability of a specific placement for the applicant, and will not be used or accessed by any third party who is not entitled to receive or review the information.

All CRB / DBS results held by Changing Worlds will be destroyed after six months of the disclosure taking place. Before Changing Worlds releases any CRB / DBS check results to a third party for review, such as a host family or in-country coordinator, we will take steps to ensure that all actions are taken within the CRB / DBS Code of Practice and adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR.

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