What is the Garda Vetting legislation?
The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 .This legislation is part of a suite of complementary legislative proposals to strengthen child protection. http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/acts/2012/a4712.pdf
When was the legislation commenced?
The legislation was commenced in April 2016.
Why has this legislation been introduced?
The purpose of this Act is to provide a legislative basis for the vetting of persons who seek positions of employment relating to children or vulnerable persons. Previously, persons applying for such positions were vetted on a non-statutory basis.
This Act makes vetting mandatory.
IAHIP and Garda Vetting
Any member who works with children or vulnerable persons (as defined by the Act above), is legally bound to undergo the vetting process through IAHIP. We have sought legal advice regarding members not working with children or vulnerable persons and we were informed that it is advisable that ALL members complete the vetting process. IAHIP, therefore offers this facility to all our members. The administration cost for this process is €30.
IAHIP believe that Garda vetting is necessary to contribute towards the protection of clients and the development of the profession. It provides the public with confidence in a safe and secure service. You can download information and a vetting form below and pay for Garda Vetting online using the link below.
*It is important to read the information document in conjunction with completion of the application form as it provides guidelines for correct submission of the application regarding the appropriate verified ID that needs to be submitted alongside the Garda Vetting Form NVB1.
Please note we work with Rathdown and Dunlaoghaire Volunteer Centre as our Vetting Office, so you will receive an email link from them to complete your e-vetting process.