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The Daily Telegraph reported on 5th February 2011 that following the review the VBS will no longer go ahead (or at least will be significantly scaled back). Instead of millions having to register themselves with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) which would conduct criminal record checks and oversee a national database, the responsibility will shift to employers to ensure staff are properly checked and cleared to work.  (Nothing new there then!) Only those in sensitive posts or who have intensive contact with children or vulnerable people will need to be cleared and undergo criminal record checks. It is expected that the ISA and the Criminal Records Bureau will be merged into a single organisation.

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