Hi, I am on a sabbatical from my job and have been abroad for 5 months. I have returned to the UK for 2 months and then am heading off again. I would like to work for a few weeks while I am home but have just found out that every agency I join requires me to have a seperate CRB! Even if they place me in a school in the same LEA that holds the copy of my CRB I have to have another CRB check. The agency I spoke to this morning told me that it could take a week to a month for the CRB to come through and it'll cost me £54. I am very surprised! This seems to me a bit of a scam and somewhere someone must be making money out of this! Does anyone know why you have to have different CRB checks for every agency and if there is anyway around it?! Thanks!