The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016, which came into effect on 29 April 2016, make it mandatory for people working with children or vulnerable adults to be vetted by the Garda Síochána National Vetting Bureau.
Please refer the following link in NATIONAL VETTING BUREAU (CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE PERSONS) ACT 2012 for further information on the Act.
To visit the National Vetting Bureau website click here
Two of the requirements under the regulations are;
- Any person carrying on a preschool service is required to ensure appropriate vetting of all staff students and volunteers who have access to a child.
- Such vetting procedures shall be carried out prior to any person being appointed or assigned or being allowed access to a child in the preschool service.
This should be done;
- By reviewing past employers references in particular the most recent employer reference in respect of all staff
- By referring to references from reputable sources in respect of all students and volunteers
- By acquiring Garda Vetting from An Garda Siochana when an Garda Siochana have set down procedures to make such vetting available.
In circumstances where Garda vetting is not available for staff, students and volunteers who have lived outside the jurisdiction, by ensuring that these persons provide the necessary police vetting from the other public authorities.
Early Childhood Ireland:
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How do I get Garda Vetted if I have lived overseas?
Click here to find out more information if you are need to receive police clearance from other countries
Here is a Standard Operating Procedure for Garda Vetting document to help you understand the Garda Vetting Procedure