Access NI


North West Volunteer Centre is a registered Umbrella Body with Access NI providing a discreet, professional vetting service for employers and voluntary organisations within Northern Ireland. We have been providing this service since the inception of Access NI in April 2008 and administer approximately 1000 disclosure checks per year.

We offer enhanced, standard and basic checks.

We have dedicated and knowledgeable staff who are on hand to provide your organisation with the necessary guidance to use the service. As an organisation, you can register for the vetting service by completing an Organisation Registration Form and Access NI User Agreement. Individuals can download the PIN Notification and ID verification form to follow instructions and complete online.  Please note - all applicants must present ID before check can be processed further.

Please also access this link to the Access NI website for further guidance.

We are committed to helping volunteers access opportunities therefore our Access NI vetting service is primarily about reducing barriers to participation and enabling voluntary groups to make safe recruitment decisions when involving volunteers. We do not receive funding to deliver the service therefore we do have small administration fees in addition to any Access NI fees for enhanced disclosure applications. Fees are £5.00 for a volunteer role and £43.00 for paid posts (Enhanced check) and £36 for Basic check, paid workers.

Due to GDPR, we no longer input the applicant details (stage 1) - individuals wishing to apply for an Access NI must set up their own account.  

To see list of acceptable ID, set up an account and complete online enhanced disclosure check please follow instructions and use PIN number provided here

Anyone who resides in the ROI must tick the box for a digital copy of their disclosure certificate.  Access NI will no longer post paper copies to the ROI.

Once an application is made please ensure you present 3 forms of ID to the volunteer centre for verification.

To complete a basic check - please contact the centre for guidance.

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