On April 29th 2016, a new Bill - The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012-2016 came into effect. This act makes it mandatory for people undertaing revelant work with children or vulnerable adults to be vetted by the Garda Síochána National Vetting Bureau.
Section 21 of the vetting legislation deals with retrospective vetting, it gives a date of 31 December 2017 by which all inviduals (paid or unpaid) who are engaged in revelant work, prior to the establishment of mandatory vetting in April 2016, must be vetted.
As part of our Volunteer Centre's commitment to support and advance volunteering Kerry Volunteer Centre is registered with the National Vetting Bureau to provide a vetting service for Kerry based not for profit organisations who wish to vet their volunteers.To avail of the Garda Vetting Service your organisation just needs to
- Register online with Kerry Volunteer Centre
- Attend a Garda Vetting briefing seminar, the next and last one for 2017 is at 10am to 12noon on Wednesday the 29th November in Killarney
- Comply with the terms of the Garda Vetting Service Agreement
Organisations wishing to avail of the Garda Vetting Services can contact Carmel Daly, Kerry Volunteer Centre's Garda Vetting Liaison Person, on 066 7117966 or email your vetting queries to her at firstname.lastname@example.org She can in turn:
- Register your attendance at the upcoming Garda Vetting briefing seminar
- Supply you with a copy of the Garda Vetting Service Agreement
- Provide you with Garda Vetting Inviter Forms
Once your organisation has returned the required forms, attended the briefing session and appointed its own Garda Vetting Contact Officer, Kerry Volunteer Centre can begin the process of Garda Vetting for your organisation. For more detailed information please see the National Vetting Bureau's FAQ section