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Volunteer CRB Check

A voluntary CRB check is free of charge (the only charge is United Medicare admin fee)

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) defines a volunteer to be ‘a person who performs any activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travelling and other approved out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit someone (individuals or groups) other than or in addition to close relatives’.

A candidate is NOT eligible for a voluntary check if:

  • The person engaging in the activity requires payment, in excess of expenses they incur.
  • Benefits directly themselves (e.g. Students on work experience) or helps them obtain a job or with their career.

A voluntary CRB is free of charge and only requires the payment of the United CRB administration fee. A registered charity will not automatically be eligible for voluntary CRB if the position in question has any remuneration – financial or otherwise. They have defined training positions or those completing a period of training are gaining in a non-financial sense and so would not eligible.

If your employee has a CRB Disclosure, it is not necessary to have them checked against the List 99 as this would have already been carried out within the CRB process.


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Oaks Court Nursing Home, Wolverhampton
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Fleetwood Nursing Home, Lancashire
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Aldbourne Nursing Home, Wiltshire
Since Changing to United Medicare Ltd, I have found the staff very helpful, polite and engaging. The service provided is prompt and act as a very useful resource. The First POVA checks are promptly returned however I understand the CRB`s are longer with strict criteria having to be adhered to. Our plan is to continue with United Medicare Ltd, the service is great. Many Thanks
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Greenview Nursing House, West Yorkshire