The Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 amends Article 50 (2A) Criminal Justice (NI) Order 2008 so that a member of the public can make an application for disclosure of information concerning convictions relating to sexual and violent offenders.
The Child Protection Disclosure Scheme provides a process for anyone (applicant) who has concerns about an individual who may pose a risk to children (subject), to request that information relating to relevant sexual/violent offences be disclosed to the person responsible for the child (responsible person).
Disclosure in these circumstances can only take place where it is deemed that the person presents a risk to a child(ren) residing in Northern Ireland. Additionally, any such disclosure can only take place to the person who has responsibility for the child and/or is best placed to safeguard the child, e.g. a parent, carer or guardian.
To make an application under these arrangements you can complete the online form here.
Alternatively you can complete this form and bring a printed copy of it, in person, to a police station.
You may be required to prove your identity at any point in the application process using one (or more) forms of photographic identification. If you are applying in person at a police station, please bring photographic identification with you - you will also be required to sign the declaration regarding disclosure. Should you be unable to get access to a printer, blank copies of the form can be obtained at a PSNI Station.
For details of PSNI Station opening hours please select your Local Policing Area in your District.