Searching as an approved person

Certain professionals 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 person as specified by regulations
  • the reason you need to search the register at that time
  • what level of detail you are requesting

How to register as an approved person

To start your application to access the register you will need to set up an account on our online portal at the following link myDSS. You must provide an email address to set up an account. It is important to note that you will not be able to use this email address if you are interacting with the Decision Support Service in a personal capacity, for example, if you are a decision supporter for a family member.

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How to search the register

After your access to the register as an approved person has been approved, you can log in to your myDSS account as an approved person and search the register.

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What categories of persons can access the register?

The professionals that will be able to apply to us to have access to search the register as an approved person are listed in regulations made by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

This includes professionals such as solicitors, accountants and health and social care professionals.

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