From the 10th September 2012 some changes will come into effect including a change of terminology. This is now referred to as Disclosure and Barring.
Major changes in September 2012
New definition of regulated activity
Repeal of controlled activity
Repeal of registration and continuous monitoring
Repeal of additional information
Minimum age (16) at which someone can apply for a CRB check
More rigorous ‘relevancy’ test for when the police release information held locally on an enhanced CRB check
The provisions also mean that the services of the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority will be merged and a single, new non-departmental public body created. The new organisation will be called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The planned operational date for the DBS is December 2012.
More information is available in our advice section under safeguarding where you can also download relevant leaflets. Jane Hendrie attended a Government Disclosure and Barring ‘Roadshow’ so if you are still uncertain how the changes affect you please get in touch.