CRB also known as Police
Sadly we live in times where this type of service requires our drivers to
be checked by the
Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). There is no cost to you.
New CHAIN Volunteers
fill in an application form available from the office, you are welcome to
fill it in there, take it home or we can post it to you. Or you can click
contacts on the left, scroll down to downlaod a pdf online. When you return
the form it is then passed to our Chairman who will contact you to arrange
For this interview you will need to bring your driving licence,
passport, utility bill and an official piece of paperwork with your National
Insurance number (an old P60 perhaps).
At the interview, together we fill in the CRB form and check through the identification
documents. The CRB form is then sent to West Berkshire Council for processing,
the approved CRB Certificate is received back approximately 4 weeks later.
Then it's welcome to CHAIN, whether you be driving your own car, or the
estate car or the Handybus.
For the wheelchair vehicle another 30 to 60minutes are involved showing you
over the vehicle
and it's special gear, please see the Chairman Vehicle section.
For the Handy Bus, there are one or two 30 minute trips involved and a special
test. There is
no cost to you. Please see Handybus Driving page.