On 1st December 2012, the CRB merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The DBS will be an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Home Office.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).