INFORMATION ABOUT AND CONSENT TO THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN (POC) (NI) AND/OR VULNERABLE ADULTS (POVA) (NI) SERVICE/SCHECK BY APPLICANTS FOR POSTS INVOLVING WORK WITH CHILDREN AND/OR VULNERABLE ADULTS
You have applied for a post which is governed by The Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (Northern Ireland) Order 2003. Before appointing anyone to such a post, it is our policy to ask for the relevant check to be carried out by Access NI. This check is to make sure that individuals who might be a risk to children and/or vulnerable adults are not appointed.
The check will tell us if you have a criminal record, or if your name is included on the DHSSPS Disqualification from Working with Children List or included on the DE List and/or the DHSSPS Disqualified from Working with Vulnerable Adults List. Any information received will be treated confidentially, and we will talk to you about it before a final decision is reached. After the decision is made the information will be destroyed. (Employment/Nursing Agencies and Employment Businesses will retain this information for 12 months).
A check will only be carried out if you are considered to be the preferred candidate and are being offered an appointment. You must tell us now if you have ever been convicted of a criminal offence, or cautioned by the police, or bound over. You must tell us about all offences, even minor ones such as motoring offences, and 'spent' convictions, that is, things which happened a long time ago. If you leave anything out it may affect yom application.
Please complete the section below and return it with your application. The form also asks you to give your written consent to the check. If you do not consent we will not accept your application.