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VBS halted

Completely CRB has now received official notification from the CRB that registration with the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) has been halted to allow the government to remodel the scheme back to proportionate, commonsense levels.

Voluntary registration with the VBS for new employees and job-movers working or volunteering with children and vulnerable adults was due to start on 26 July.

This registration has now been stopped.

Although the full details and scope of the government's remodel is still to be finalised:

  • it is business as usual for the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB);
  • the elements of the VBS put in place back in October 2009 continue; and
  • existing requirements concerning CRB will remain in place, and those entitled to such checks can continue to apply for them. 

Completely CRB will make further, relevant communications to keep customers informed and up to date on matters relating to the Vetting and Barring Scheme.