AccessNI’s are a requirement in Northern Ireland for coaches and welfare officers in registered British Gymnastics Clubs. Below is the process that you will need to follow to apply for an enhanced check. Across the British Gymnastics website you may see these referred to as a ‘DBS’.
To apply for an AccessNI please download the following form and follow ALL steps outlined or your application will not be processed fully.
ANI Pin Notification and ID Validation Form (updated 01.09.21)
IN LIGHT OF BREXIT, ACCESSNI HAS UPDATED THE IDENTITY CHECKING GUIDANCE AND LIST OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN UPDATED ON THE ABOVE FORM.
FROM THE 1ST OCTOBER 2021, BRITISH GYMNASTICS WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO ACCEPT THE PIN NOTIFICATION FORM DATED 1ST SEPTEMBER 2021 (V2.0).
For more information on what changes have been made to acceptable documents please click here.
Apply online for an enhanced check through a registered body | nidirect
Please be aware that all incomplete applications will be deleted after 90 days.
A list of FAQs can be found below.
If you need further support, please contact British Gymnastics on: 0345 129 7129 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AccessNI Guidance Notes:
Those who are aged 16 and above and are in a regulated activity working or volunteering with children or Adults at Risk are required to hold a British Gymnastics Access NI disclosure (Coaches & Club Welfare Officers). It is the responsibility of the registered club to assess all other roles within their organisation to determine whether a criminal record check is required and the appropriate level in line with British Gymnastics Criminal Record Checks Policy & Guidance and Safeguarding eligibility flowchart (which can be found in the above guidance document).
British Gymnastics are unable to accept certificates that have been processed by other bodies or which have been obtained for other purposes.
In order to make an application you will need to complete the online Access NI application form and PIN Notification and ID Validation form. You cannot apply for an enhanced check by yourself. Your application MUST be counter signed by an AccessNI registered organisation (i.e. your British Gymnastics registered club).
Please read the above guidance notes carefully before completing an application.
For updates on AccessNI’s, please see our circular page which can be found here.