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E-Vetting for Members of the Board of Directors/Management Committees

We would like to remind our community members that you must now have all Board Members Garda vetted. The Garda Vetting forms are now in pdf format  so you can download the forms, fill them out, and then print them off before you sign, date and tick the consent box: https://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie/work/operating-childcare-service/garda-vetting/garda-vetting-application-forms/ Then send them in to […]

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Guidelines on Developing a Garda Vetting Policy

As a member of Early Childhood Ireland we act as the Liaison Person between your setting/organisation and the National Vetting Bureau. Nominate Garda Vetting Contact Person Each setting/organisation will nominate a Garda Vetting Contact Person, this can be the owner/manager/ administrator etc. The Nominated Garda Vetting Contact Person is registered under the organisation’s membership number […]

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Common mistakes in garda vetting forms

Common mistakes in garda vetting forms are outlined below. Please read these errors carefully as it will reduce any delays in the garda vetting application process due to incomplete forms being sent back to sender.   Vetting Invitation Form errors: Consent box not ticked Consent not dated correctly/date of birth written instead of date of […]

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Important eVetting Date

We are going live with the Garda eVetting Service on 17th June 2016.  Please note that as and from Friday 17th June 2016 all Garda Vetting Applications must be submitted through our eVetting service.  Currently the eVetting process is taking at least 5 working days to complete but we would envisage turnaround times improving over […]

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eVetting

To use our eVetting service you must: Be a member of Early Childhood Ireland Be over 16 years old If aged 16-18 years, have submitted signed “Parent / Guardian” consent form Have or have access to a valid email address Have access to the Internet Have completed the “Proof of Identity” process   eVetting Steps […]

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How long will my Garda Vetting be valid?

Each Vetting Letter will show the date on which it was issued, therefore, the older the letter, the less reliable it is. At present there is no actual expiry date but it is expected that renewal will be within a 3 year cycle.

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How do I apply for Garda Vetting?

If you are a member of Early Childhood Ireland you can avail of our eVetting service. Please click here to find out more and to apply for eVetting.

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What if I already have documentation from the Garda Vetting Unit?

Garda Vetting is only given for a specific employment so when a person is changing employment they must renew Garda Vetting. Garda Vetting is non-transferrable.

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Can I refuse to apply for Garda Vetting?

The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 provide a statutory basis for the vetting of persons carrying out relevant work with children or vulnerable persons. The Act also creates offences and penalties for persons who fail to comply with its provisions. The Act stipulates that a relevant organisation shall not […]

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Why have I been asked to apply for Garda Vetting?

You may have been asked for Garda Vetting because you will be working with children; or will be working as an employee/board member of an organisation that is wholly or mainly for children.

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