Access NI is for persons working in Northern Ireland and is, in essence, the same check as the DBS and Disclosure Scotland, allowing for their particular legislation - Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order (NI) 1978
An enhanced check discloses an individual’s full criminal record, giving:
- spent and unspent convictions
- relevant cautions, informed warnings and other non-court disposals from the Police National Computer
- information held by the Disclosure and Barring Service
- information held by the police that is relevant to the role applied for
Enhanced checks are normally needed where the applicant will work or volunteer in a role providing services to, or having close and regular supervision of children or vulnerable adults.
A standard check discloses an individual’s full criminal record, including spent and unspent convictions from the Police National Computer (PNC).
Individual cannot apply for either Enhanced or Standard checks. An application for a standard check must be countersigned by an AccessNI registered organisation.