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The DBS has been formed from a merger between the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The DBS have announced improvements to their ID checking process which are now effective Changes to DBS Guidelines on Identity Verification

The Protection of Freedoms Act introduces a number of changes that will affect the DBS checking service.

These changes include:

  • a new definition of regulated activity
  • the introduction of a new minimum age for CRB applicants
  • a new right for applicants to ask for a review of information released by the police

See the what is defined as a Regulated Activity for Children and Adults

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