The ISA Registration service is no longer available. The ISA and the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) have now merged to become the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) was created to prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults. It was a Government organisation which held the ‘barred lists’ for working with children or vulnerable adults.
The ISA was set up to take responsibility and run the Vetting and Barring Scheme which was established by The Safeguarding Vulnerable Group Acts 2006. This act was one the government’s key responses to the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman. Anyone wanting to work with vulnerable people needed ISA Registration to be deemed suitable before they could work in certain environments.
All of the above processes are now dealt with by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
For more information about the changes to the Independent Safeguarding Authority and the introduction of the DBS call Personnel Checks on 01254 355688