Apr 12, 2016

Changes to Garda Vetting

We are advised that the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 will be commenced on 29th April 2016. This Act will place vetting on a statutory footing and the National Vetting Bureau will replace the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU).

In order to facilitate a smooth transition to the new vetting arrangements, the current Garda Vetting applications forms will no longer be accepted by the GCVU after mid-April.

We will not be in a position to process Garda Vetting applications forms received after Friday, 15th April 2016. Any incomplete/invalid forms will be returned to the parish/school and they will have to be processed under the new vetting arrangements.

Vetting procedures under the new Legislation cannot commence prior to 29th April, 2016, and New Version Application Forms cannot be dated prior to that date.

Please see below new version forms, Instruction on their completion will issue with the new forms.

New Garda Vetting form for Diocesan Activates & Schools:

2016 Form V8 Garda Vetting Application or Diocesan Activities

2016 Garda Vetting Application for Schools

Parental Consent Form for vetting under 18's

2016 Parent/Guardian Consent Form