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1. Referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

On 1st December 2012 the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) and the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) merged to form a new organisation, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The legal duty to make referrals remains, however referrals should now be addressed to the DBS.

The GOV.UK website provides a range of materials to help you to consider or make a referral. This includes a referral form, referral guidance, FAQs and a series of factsheets.

You may also contact the DBS Helpline on 01325 953795 for information or advice about making a referral.