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 are started by the organisation (ie your employer or volunteer coordinator/manager).  What if I am a contractor/self-employed/sole trader?

Once the organisation has commenced your individual 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

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