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CRB changes


On 1 December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The DBS check replaces the CRB check that is required for some paid workers and volunteers that work with children and vulnerable adults.

The DBS charges £44 for a check for paid workers and checks for volunteers are free of charge.

More information about DBS checks 

The DBS has published new guidance to help applicants complete the application form. It explains how the form should be completed correctly, which should minimise errors to prevent forms being returned.

Download guidance 

Member of Play Wales?
If your organisation is a member of Play Wales we can provide access to free DBS checks for staff working in regulated play provision.

More information about Play Wales membership