Access NI



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.  Please read our privacy policy with regard to collection of personal information.

Applicant Instructions

    To complete the application process you must 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 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 438026 at step one on the form
    6. Complete the remainder of the form (at step5 insert the name of the organisation that asked you to complete this form) and click confirm and proceed to finish the on-line process.
    7. Make a note of your 10 digit 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:

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

    Read the Access NI Code of Practice

    Ask the Applicant 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 viewi
    • Bring the Access NI Certificate, when issued, to you so that you can finalise your recruitment process
    • If you are sending off an Enhanced Application with Barred List Check you must ask the applicant:  'Is there any reason why you cannot work in Regulated Activity with children/adults?  You must make a note of the applicants response and the date the question was asked.
    • If you are verifying the ID, check the documents carefully, complete the ID Validation Form and send to Causeway Volunteer Centre for processing
    • You must take copies of the documents and send these along with the ID validation for processing. 

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