The Protection of Freedoms Bill, currently passing through Parliament, includes a proposal which will see the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) and the Independence Safeguarding Authority (ISA) become a new organisation called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in November 2012, subject to Parliamentary timetabling.

The new organisation will be responsible for the delivery of the disclosure and barring services currently being undertaken by CRB and ISA.

The Bill also includes provision for the reform of these services such as the introduction of a new, portable disclosure service which the DBS will be responsible for.

For more information about the proposed changes to CRB checks as a result of the Protection of Freedoms Bill, please see the ARC Disclosure website.