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nextstep is an umbrella body for
the Criminal Records Bureau

Types of Disclosures

Standard Disclosures
Standard disclosures are no longer available for people working with children or vulnerable adults.

Enhanced Disclosures
Enhanced disclosures are for anyone working with children and /or vulnerable adults in a regulated activity.

Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS)
The Government has announced their intention to remodel the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) back to proportionate, commonsense levels. As a result, the ISA-registration stage of the scheme has been halted.

Although the full details and scope of this remodel are still to be finalised:

The elements of the VBS put in place back in October 2009 continue and these are:

  • Use Enhanced CRB checks for anyone working with children and
    vulnerable adults in regulated activity.
  • POCA, POVA and List 99 are replaced by the ISA 'Children's List' and
    'Vulnerable Adult's List'.
  • Standard CRB checks are no longer available for people working with
    children or vulnerable adults.
  • The POVAFirst service is renamed the 'ISA Adult First' service.
  • Your legal obligation is to refer any information about individuals who may pose a risk to children and vulnerable adults to the ISA.

We will continue to update customers when any new decisions have been finalised.