AccessNI is a Criminal History Disclosure Service. It supplies criminal history information to organisations that are required by law to consider the suitability of applicants for certain positions or to ensure that they are not barred from working with vulnerable groups.

Staff and volunteers undertaking relevant roles in the regulated sector, eg. schools, healthcare, nursing homes, childminders, are required by law to apply for Disclosures. There is currently no legal requirement for other private or voluntary organisations to ask their staff or volunteers to apply for Disclosures, however it has become accepted good practice.

Ballyholme Yacht Club ask all staff and request that all volunteers that have regular contact with vulnerable groups – children and adults – to have an Enhanced Access NI check as recommended by the RYA.

More information about Access NI checks and RYA recommendations can be found here

Access NI checks are FREE OF CHARGE to BYC members who are volunteers. 


  1. Please contact our  Access NI Coordinator Elaine Taylor for a PIN number.
  2. Apply online yourself here.
  3. Contact Elaine when you have received your certificate.