Welcome to our ACCESS NI Service Apply for a Basic, Standard and Enhanced AccessNI Check via our online appliciation service for individuals, organization's and businesses
Why do you need a AccessNI check?
Unsure which AccessNI Check is required for your application?
There are three levels to consider: Basic, Standard, and Enhanced. The level of check needed will vary based on the purpose of your application.
CHECKS FOR INDIVIDUALS
As an individual residing in Northern Ireland, you are eligible to apply for a Basic AccessNI Check, also known as Basic Disclosure. This certificate displays any unspent criminal and conditional cautions. You will be the owner of the certificate, and it will be your responsibility to present it upon request.
Standard AccessNI checks are not widely used, but they are mandatory for those employed in FCA-regulated industries like finance or insurance.
If you're applying for a job or volunteering position in the healthcare or social sector, or working with unsupervised children and vulnerable adults, you'll need Enhanced AccessNI Checks. This also applies if you're working in the same environment as these individuals, such as a plumber fixing a leak at a school.
BASIC, STANDARD AND ENHANCED CHECKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
As a business, you are legally obligated to ensure that your employees have a valid AccessNI Check. The government advises all businesses to obtain AccessNI Checks through authorised AccessNI providers like us. Our straightforward process helps you stay in control while making the experience stress-free.
What are the checks?
Basic AccessNI check - contains details of all convictions considered to be unspent, or states that no such convictions were found. An individual can apply for this directly.
Standard AccessNI check - contains details of all spent and unspent convictions and relevant cautions, diversionary youth conferences and informed warnings (non-court disposals) or states that no information was found.
Enhanced AccessNI check - this has the same criminal record information as the Standard check but also includes a check of police intelligence records and, for positions working with children and vulnerable adults (referred to as Regulated Activity), may include information held by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Enhanced Checks are normally required where the applicant will work or volunteer in a role providing services to or having close and regular supervision and contact with children and / or vulnerable adults, otherwise a standard check will be sufficient. An individual cannot apply for an enhanced check. An application for an enhanced check must be counter-signed by an AccessNI registered organisation.
Types of AccessNI checks with Hollypark
Hollypark undertakes standard and enhanced checks. In a check, criminal records and cautions are disclosed appropriate to the level of check. An employer must know the check required for a job or volunteering role. Find out what information is disclosed with each level of check.
An enhanced or standard check discloses an individual’s full criminal record, giving
spent and unspent convictions from the Police National Computer
cautions, informed warnings and other non-court disposals from the Police National Computer
information held by the Disclosure and Barring Service (for positions in regulated activity enhanced check)
information held by the police that is relevant to the role applied for
Some old and minor convictions and non-court disposals on a criminal record may be filtered.
Fixed penalty tickets or parking fines will not be included in an enhanced or standard check.
Be Safe AccessNI
Contact Hollypark on 028 3839 1000 for further information, we would be delighted to assist you with your requirements, contact us by email too.
Applications can be turned around in 24 hours, we are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
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Fees for 2023
Full basic and standard application @ £33.00
Full Enhanced application £48.00
Full Volunteer Enhanced application £15.00
Telephone 028 3839 1000 for an application pack
You must be 16 years or over of age to get an enhanced check.