CRB Urgent Update(December 10, 2012)
URGENT UPDATE - CRB HAS BECOME DBS (DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE)
DBS (formerly CRB) (England & Wales)
On 1st December 2012, the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged to become DBS (the Disclosure and Barring Service).
For RDA groups this will mean that CRB checks will now be referred to as DBS Checks but the process for completing them will remain exactly the same as before.
The current lilac CRB forms, dated 06/09, can be used for applications processed until 28th February 2013, however after that date you will need to submit applications using the newer-style DBS forms. RDA National Office will supply all forms needed, on demand. Once our current stock of CRB forms has run out, we will automatically send out the DBS versions when new forms are ordered by Groups. Follow this link for more information