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As many regular readers (and followers of Unlock on Twitter) will already know, on December 1st 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau was merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to become the Disclosure & Barring Service. For some time now, Unlock has been working on detailed guidance on what was the CRB process, and as a result of the recent changes, this will be published at some point in early 2013.

However, in the meantime, we felt it was important to get to grips with the other part of the DBS process (i.e. what was the ISA), as well as the concept of ‘regulated activity’, which is the biggest area of roles/positions that are eligible for enhanced disclosures.

As a result, we’ve published three linked guides, (1) Barring – An Overview, (2) Regulated Activity, and (3) Barring – Representations, reviews and appeals. These are all available to download as PDFs from a new ‘Disclosure & Barring Service’ page of our Information Hub.

As always, if you’d like to send us any feedback you have on these publications, please leave us your feedback online here.

Taken from Issue 19

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