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Safer Recruitment in Northern Ireland

AccessNI is a branch within the Department of Justice, established in April 2008.  Its job is to supply certificates that show whether people who want to work in certain types of jobs, for example with children and or vulnerable adults, have a criminal record or if other important information is known about them.  This enables employers to make safer recruitment decisions.

AccessNI operates within Part V of the Police Act 1997 and issues three types of disclosure, Basic, Standard and Enhanced.  Enhanced can include a check of those barred from working with children or adults.

This web-site contains corporate information about AccessNI.  If you are a citizen and require an application form or other information about AccessNI, or you are an organisation registered with AccessNI and need further information about the application process please visit:-