Searching as an approved organisation

Certain organisations will be able to apply to us to search the register when it becomes active.  

You can contact us and we will provide you with more information on how to submit your request.

As part of a request to search the register you will need to give us the following information:

  • details about the person whose arrangement it is
  • details about the person’s decision supporter, if known
  • Evidence that you meet the criteria for an approved organisation as specified by the regulations
  • the reason you need to search the register at that time
  • what level of detail you are requesting

How to register an organisation

The easiest way to apply for your organisation to access the register is by setting up an account on our online portal at the link myDSS and completing an application online. You can contact us if you require any help to set up your account.

Alternatively, you can complete a paper registration form, which can be downloaded from our website on our Forms page. You can email or post us the completed form and any required supporting documentation.

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How to search the register

After your access to the register as an approved organisation has been approved, you can log in to your myDSS account as an account holder for the organisation and search the register. You can also apply to add additional account holders for your organisation.

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What type of organisations can access the register?

The organisations that will be able to apply to us to search the register are listed in regulations made by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

This includes organisations such as nursing homes, residential disability services, mental health inpatient services, banks, credit unions and public bodies.

To read the full list of organisations, you can access the regulations, here.