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    November 30, 2010
    Introducing…. Simple CRB

    It’s amazing the hoops people have to jump through to get a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check to volunteer with an organisation in the UK, not to mention the costs to the charity as well as the waiting time.

    With hundreds of charities and other not-for profit organisations in the UK, each having to apply to the bureau there is a lot of replication and inefficiency. It also means that time is lost when people could be volunteering and doing good in their communities but have to wait to be cleared.

    Our fifth Bethnal Green Venture is about changing all of that.

    Simple CRB aims to make the process of organisations and individuals obtaining a CRB hassle-free.

    By building a centralised platform that can manage individuals and organisations CRB checks, Simple CRB is aiming to do this for a fraction of the cost with a quicker turn around.

    The idea came from founder Anna Pearson’s own frustration with going through the CRB process herself.

    Anna has been joined by Matthew Harris and Basil Safwat and the team are gathering views on people’s current experiences of CRB checks at www.simplecrb.com which will be used to develop their service.

    If you’ve ever gone through the CRB process, share your experience by taking their survey and help build something better.