NALC Legal Topic Notes

[86] THE DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (“the 2012 Act”) established the Disclosure and Barring Service (“DBS”). The DBS comprises the former Independent Safeguarding Authority (“ISA”) and the Criminal Records Bureau (“CRB”) and it is responsible for monitoring the suitability of individuals who work with children and vulnerable adults and providing criminal record certificates. The DBS has a duty to maintain the children’s barred list and the adults’ barred list, which bar individuals who appear on the lists from working with children and vulnerable adults.


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