Screening by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Unit is an organisation-led process. This means that an employer or an organisation will usually request and commence an application for screening on your behalf, when you are employed or under consideration to be engaged in an employment or volunteer role. 

Please contact your employer or volunteer coordinator to discuss what screening is required in your particular circumstances, and find out how they would like to proceed with screening.


Applying online

All online screening applications MUST be initiated by an organisation.

As an employee, volunteer or student you will be unable to start a DCSI screening on your own - an organisation must initiate an application on your behalf.  Please contact your organisation to discuss what the requirements are in your particular circumstances. You will need to speak with a Requesting Officer, who is responsible for initiating online screening applications for the organisation.

What if I am a contractor/self-employed/sole trader?

Once the organisation has commenced your screening application online, you will receive an email from the DCSI Screening Unit providing instructions and a link so that you can complete the application online by logging into the online application form.  More information.

More information

More information about the screening application process for individuals is provided in the information sheets and frequently asked questions (FAQs) below.


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