Criminal Records Bureau merger

Posted: 12th November 2012

CRBOn 1 December 2012, the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) merges with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which will combine the criminal records and barring functions.

The service provided will remain largely the same, but there will be a rebranding exercise. A new DBS logo will be introduced, there will be small changes to the application form and certificate and some of the terminology used will change.

Orders received from 12 November 2012 will be supplied with DBS application forms. Applicants may continue to use their current stock of CRB application forms until 28 February 2013. From 1 March 2013, only DBS application forms will be processed.

DBS certificates will be issued for all completed checks from 1 December 2012.

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