Garda Vetting update 19 October 2021

Garda Vetting update 19 October 2021
Garda Vetting update 18 February 22

Garda Vetting applications

Eighty per cent of Garda Vetting applications are taking around ten days from when the link from the National Vetting Bureau has been completed by the applicant.
Please ensure the applicant completes the link from the NVB as soon as they receive it. It may go to their junk mail.
You can now track the Garda Vetting application by entering the applicant’s ECI001-2021***  reference number and their date of birth into the National Vetting Bureau website.
Make sure there are no spaces put in before or after the application ID number as it may not work.

Once the applicant has submitted their information to the National Vetting Bureau, they can also track their application this way.

Transition Year Students

A “Transition Year Student” is a student participating in an approved programme in a Department of Education and Skills second-level school. A registered provider must ensure that they have consideration of a minimum of two references for any transition year student prior to commencement in the service. One of these references must be from the student’s current school.

A school student on placement must be under the supervision of staff and not left alone with children at any time. Students cannot be regarded as staff and therefore cannot be considered as part of the adult/child ratio.

Garda vetting disclosure (and police vetting where applicable) is required for all transition year students over the age of 18 years and if required can be sought for students under 18 years but over 16 years. Those under 16 years of age cannot be Garda vetted.

If an early years’ setting wishes to have the transition year students who are under 18 years vetted, a Parent Guardian Consent Form must be filled out and the parent or guardian must supply their own email address and phone number on the Vetting Invitation NVB1 Form and not the child’s email address and phone number. The Under18s Vetting- Invitation Form makes this clear and is especially for applicants under 18 years of age.

Once you have the NVB1 Under 18 form and the Parent Guardian Consent form and copies of Identification, then enter the details of the applicant into our online Garda Vetting form, making sure the contact details are of the parent/guardian.

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