Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Protection of Freedoms Bill, currently passing through Parliament, includes a proposal which will see the CRB and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) become a new organisation called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The new organisation will be responsible for the delivery of the disclosure and barring services currently delivered by CRB and ISA. The Bill also includes provision for the reform of these services; for example, the introduction of a new, portable disclosure service – and the DBS will be responsible for delivering these services once they are introduced. The planned date for the new organisation to come into being is November 2012, subject to Parliamentary timetabling. Neither the CRB nor the ISA will relocate as part of the transition to the new organisation. As we receive more information about the formation of the DBS, we will of course keep you updated.