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NI Appointments Procedure…

New Leaders – Information for GSLs/Line Managers

All new adults in Scouting must be added to Compass and AccessNI checked.  This is the procedure for GSLs/Line Managers to follow.

Handout 1 – Invitation Letter The GSL/Line Manager gives this to the new Leader and arranges to meet with them at an appropriate date, time and venue (with wifi) to add them to Compass, check their ID and carry out their AccessNI online application with them.

Handout 2 – Information Form (for GSL to complete) and forward to Appts Sec  The GSL/Line Manager completes this form and sends it to the Appointments Secretary after adding the new Leader to Compass, checking their ID and carrying out their AccessNI online application with them.

GSL/Line Manager Checklist

Click here for AccessNI guidance on checking ID accessni-guidance-on-identity-checking

Rechecks

Rechecks Invitation Letter  The GSL/Line Manager gives this to the Leader requiring a Recheck and arranges to meet with them at an appropriate date, time and venue (with wifi) to check their ID and carry out their AccessNI online application with them.

Rechecks Information Form (for GSL to complete) and forward to Appts Sec The GSL/Line Manager completes this form and sends it to the Appointments Secretary after checking the Leader’s ID and carrying out their Access NI online application.

AccessNI

As an organisation using AccessNI to help assess the suitability of applicants for positions of trust,  The Scout Association, Northern Ireland Scout Council complies fully with the AccessNI Code of Practice – Download a copy of the  AccessNI Code of Practice here

In seeking to ensure compliance with the AccessNI Code of Practice, The Scout Association, Northern Ireland Scout Council has a Security Policy for  handling and storing Disclosure information –  Download a copy of the AccessNI Security Policy here

It is a requirement of AccessNI’s Code of Practice that all Registered Bodies must treat applicants for Disclosure Certificates who have a criminal record fairly and do not discriminate because of a conviction of other information revealed.  It also requires Registered Bodies to have a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders.  Download a copy of The Scout Association, Northern Ireland Scout Council’s Policy here Policy statement on the Recruitment of Ex Offenders

Barred list checks

People on barred lists are barred from regulated activity with children and vulnerable adults.  It is a criminal offence for someone on these lists to work or apply to work in regulated activity.

The Disclosure and Barring Service keeps two barred lists:

  • people who are unsuitable for working with children
  • people who are unsuitable for working with vulnerable adults

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