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Independent Safeguarding Authority

On the 1st December 2012, the functions of the Independent Safeguarding Authority and the Criminal Records Bureau were transferred to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Prior to that date, the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) was the single vetting and barring body for all those working with children and Vulnerable Adults. It was created in response to recommendations in the Bichard Inquiry arising from the Soham murders and set up under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 it held two Barred Lists (separate lists for Children and Vulnerable Adults) which replaced List 99 and the PoCA/PoVA Lists. The Barred Lists were checked as part of a Criminal Records Bureau check. The Barred Lists are now held by the Disclosure and Barring Service, which also carries out criminal records checks.