Provincial Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Checks
We are currently processing submissions received on, or soon after, the date of: Employees Sept 5th, Volunteers Sept 5th, Sharing Aug 16th
The Criminal Records Review Act ensures that people who work with or may potentially have unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults undergo a criminal record check by the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP).
A person whose criminal record suggests they present a risk of physical or sexual abuse to children or a risk of physical, sexual or financial abuse to vulnerable adults will not have access to these groups.
To support British Columbia’s non-profit sector, volunteer organizations that are not covered by the act, but which have volunteers working with children or vulnerable adults, can have criminal record checks done by the CRRP for free.
To help police provide a common approach to record checks, the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General has developed Model Policy Guidelines (PDF). The guidelines detail the type of information police should or should not release about the findings of a criminal record check. The BC Association of Chiefs of Police endorses the guidelines.