CRB checks submitted by local authorities

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Josie Appleton

Dear Criminal Records Bureau,

I would like to know about the number of CRB checks submitted by local authorities.

The information I would like is -

- The number of CRB checks submitted by all local authorities (in their capacity as umbrella bodies). I would like annual figures from 2004-5 until the year end 2010-11. Please show these figures for each local authority separately.

- Please could you tell me how many of these checks, in each case, are for volunteers.

Yours faithfully,
Josie Appleton

CRB Freedom Of Information, Criminal Records Bureau

Dear Ms Appleton

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

To enable us to process this request I would be grateful if you could
provide clarification on the following:

1. Confirmation that you are interested in ‘Local Authorities’
that are Umbrella Bodies only (no Registered Bodies)

2. If you are interested in Umbrella Bodies only, you should be
aware that it may be difficult to determine whether applications submitted
would for their purposes, or in their capacity as a Umbrella Body on
somebody else’s behalf. In some cases Umbrella Bodies use other
Registered Bodies/Umbrella Bodies to submit their own applications. For
example those submitting e-Bulk applications. We would just like to make
this clear in case you were looking for particular information.

3. The only way that we could interrogate our system for this
information is by using keyword wildcard searches such as ‘LOCAL’,
‘AUTHORITY’, ‘BOROUGH’, ‘COUNCIL’, ‘METROPOLITAN’ etc. I
would be grateful if you could therefore confirm the keywords you would
like us to search. If you confirm that you still require Umbrella Bodies
only, then we can filter this information from the output. Alternatively
we can provide a full list of Umbrella Bodies (without performing the
wildcard search) that have been registered with us from 2004 to present
and you can identify the organisations you are interested in from that
information.

We will be able to filter out how many of the checks were for volunteer
applications once the above has been clarified.

On receipt of your response I will process your request.

Kind Regards

Elise Snelham

CRB Freedom of Information Team

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CRB Freedom Of Information, Criminal Records Bureau

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Dear Ms Appleton

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request
sent to the CRB.

Kind Regards

Elise Snelham

CRB Freedom of Information Team

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