Likely Timescales and interim approach

Target timescales for the implementation of the new Disclosure and Vetting Service

These are set out in the Review documents as follows

  • Feb 2011: Introduction of the Protection of Freedoms Bill
  • Nov 2011: Royal Assent for the Bill, subject to the will of Parliament
  • 2012: Commencement of the relevant provisions in the Bill
  • 2012: Creation of new barring regime
  • 2012: Introduction of continuous criminal records updating
  • 2013: New disclosure and vetting service begins work