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DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) was established in 2012 and carries out the functions previously undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
The DBS help to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.
Safeguarding is at the heart of everything they do at the DBS.

They are responsible for:

  • processing requests for, and issuing, DBS checks for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
  • making considered decisions regarding whether an individual should be barred from engaging in regulated activity with children, adults or both, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • maintaining the children’s and adults’ barred lists

DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) was established in 2012 and carries out the functions previously undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
The DBS help to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.
Safeguarding is at the heart of everything they do at the DBS.

They are responsible for:

  • processing requests for, and issuing, DBS checks for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
  • making considered decisions regarding whether an individual should be barred from engaging in regulated activity with children, adults or both, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • maintaining the children’s and adults’ barred lists
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