Criminal Record Checks
About Criminal Record Disclosures
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About Criminal Record Disclosure Processes
Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
As an executive non-departmental body of the Home Office, the DBS is set up to help employers in England and Wales to make safer recruitment decisions and to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.
It has replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
As an executive non-departmental body of the Home Office, Disclosure Scotland provides Basic Disclosures for employers in England, Wales and Scotland. It provides Standard and Enhanced Disclosures via the Protection of Vulnerable Groups legislation (PVG) for people and organisations who are based in Scotland.
Access Northern Ireland (Access NI)
As an executive non-departmental body of the Home Office, Access NI provides Basic, Standard and Enhanced disclosure for people and their organisations who are based in Northern Ireland.