Snowsport England uses the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure service to check the background and assess the suitability of anyone applying for a position of trust, including coaches, officials, volunteers and anyone who has either direct contact with or responsibility for children or vulnerable people.
A Disclosure is a document containing details of a person’s criminal record drawn from national police records. It may also include details from lists held by government departments, plus checks against local police records.
In its use of Disclosures, Snowsport England complies fully with the CRB Code of Practice, which is intended to ensure that the information released will be used fairly, and also that sensitive personal information is handled and stored appropriately and is kept for only as long as necessary.
Snowsport England complies fully with its obligations under the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation regarding the safe handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Disclosure information. A copy of the CRB Codes of Practice is available either directly from Snowsport England Offices or from the Download Area
of SSE. Snowsport England has a policy in relation to recruitment of ex-offenders and this is available either directly from Snowsport England Officers or from the Download Area
of SSE. The holding of a criminal record, including conviction, caution, warning or reprimand will not necessarily exclude you from participating or holding a position within the sport.
The application for a process CRB check will normally take between 3 and 6 weeks (but may take longer) after which the CRB will send you and Snowsport England a certificate. After you have received your certificate please notify your club or slope. In line with Home Office guidelines Snowsport England does not practice portability of CRB's'. This means we do not accept an applicant’s CRB certificate issued from another organisation, only those processed through Snowsport England. This is because the Snowsport England as a registered body may receive additional information that is not printed on the applicant’s copy.
Self-declaration forms - CRB Self Declaration Form (Click)
Any person who is going to have significant contact with children or young people in your club, even on a one-off basis, should fill in a self-declaration form.
This is one of the ways in which we encourage clubs to try to ensure the safety and protection of children. Snowsport England recommends that this form be completed if a CRB Enhanced Disclosure certificate is not immediately available to the applicant.
It is the responsibility of the designated club officer (CWO) as part of their recruitment procedure, to check and verify that the information given by the person completing the self-declaration form is true and accurate.
A CRB Enhanced Disclosure is always preferred above the self-declaration, which at best should be an interim measure. More information and guidelines are available in the download area of the SnowSport England website.