What’s a DBS check?

A DBS check is a new term, which has appeared recently.  It has come about from the recent merger (1 December  2012) of the Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).   Essentially this means that there will be only one organisation dealing with checks and barring decisions.  So a DBS check is just a CRB check under a new name.