Access NI Checks
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Causeway Volunteer Centre is a registered Umbrella Body with Access NI. It carries out vetting checks on behalf of other organisations enabling groups to make safer recruitment decisions. Organisations using the service nominate a Responsible Person and sign an Access NI Umbrella Body Agreement with Causeway Volunteer Centre

Applicant Instructions

To complete the online application process you should have to hand

  • your National Insurance number
  • your driving licence and passport numbers (if you have these documents)
  • Know whether you need a Standard or Enhanced check. Seek clarification from your organisation

When you have submitted the application you MUST get your ID checked. Please make a note of your registration reference number and take the appropriate ID documents ID Validation Documents to the organisation that asked you to make the application. Alternatively you can bring them to Causeway Volunteer Centre. Please call in advance to make an appointment.

  1. Click Enhanced AccessNI Check or Standard AccessNI Check

  2. Select the green button

  3. Create an account and login with a User ID and password

  4. Once you have successfully logged in, you will be taken to the on-line application.

  5. Enter the PIN number below at Step 1 of the form

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  6. Complete the remainder of the form (at Step 5 insert the name of the organisation that asked you to complete this form) and click on confirm and proceed to finish the on-line process.

  7. Make a note of the 10 digit application reference number

  8. Bring your application reference number and your ID Validation Documents to the organisation that asked you to complete the form. Alternatively you can bring them to Causeway Volunteer Centre

    When your Access NI Certificate has been issued take it to your Organisation so that they can complete the recruitment process.

Organisation Instructions

To request a Standard or Enhanced check for a staff member/volunteer

  1. Complete the Access NI Umbrella Body Agreement Form (this only needs to be completed once unless the Responsible Person changes) and return to Causeway Volunteer Centre

  2. Read the Access NI Code of Practice

  3. Advise the person that you want the check for

    • to visit and follow the instructions for either the Enhanced or Standard check
    • submit online application and make a note of the Application Reference Number
    • bring the reference number and required documents to you or Causeway Volunteer Centre for viewing
    • to bring the Access NI Certificate, when issued, to you so that you can finalise your recruitment process.

    Never allow anyone to take up a position until you have seen their Access NI Certificate

  4. If you are verifying the ID, check the documents carefully, complete the Pin Notification and ID Validation Form and email to Causeway Volunteer Centre without delay