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Garda Vetting Update 16 March 2021

Garda vetting update 2 March 2021

March 1, 2021

Garda Vetting Applications are being processed as normal by post.

We would like to remind members that two forms are needed for each Garda vetting application, and three forms are needed if the applicant is under 18.

Unfortunately, forms will be returned if they are incomplete, which will result in delays to the Garda vetting process.

To apply for Garda vetting and re-vetting for an employee, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Applicant fills out vetting invitation

The owner/manager asks the applicant to fill out the Vetting Invitation form.
This can be filled out online in pdf form and then printed out before signing, dating and ticking the consent box.

If the applicant is under 18 there is a special Under 18 Vetting Invitation form for them so that it is clear we need the parent/ guardian email address and mobile number (not the details of the applicant who is under 18).

There is also a parent consent form that needs to be completed for any applicant who is under 18 years of age.

Step 2: Owner/ manager verifies applicant identity and completes identification verification Form

Once the form is completed and saved by the applicant, they then give it to the owner/manager of the early childhood or school age setting, along with a copy of their photo identification and proof of address. A list of acceptable identification is listed on the back of the form.

The owner-manager then fills out the Identification Verification form once they have verified the identification from the applicant.

Step 3: Both forms are posted to Early Childhood Ireland office

The owner/ manager posts us the Vetting Invitation and the Identification form (not the ID itself, unless it is for the owner themselves) for the Garda vetting applicant to:  

Early Childhood Ireland, Hainault House, Belgard Square South, Tallaght, Dublin, D24 RFV0

Step 4: Email link from NVB to Garda vetting applicant

The Garda vetting applicant will then receive a link via email from the National Vetting Bureau to complete their application online. They complete the link with all their information, and it is then submitted to the National Vetting Bureau.

The owner/manager of the early years setting will also receive a notification from Early Childhood Ireland that says the applicant has been emailed a link from the National Vetting Bureau. The manager should check that the applicant has received the link and submitted their information to the NVB.

Step 5: Vetting disclosure is sent to the owner/manager

The National Vetting Bureau processes the application and forwards a vetting disclosure (completed Garda Vetting) to Early Childhood Ireland.
Early Childhood Ireland then sends the  ‘Disclosure’ via email to the Owner / Manager in pdf format.

If you have any queries please see the Garda vetting section on our website for further information, or phone our Garda vetting team on 01 405 7102.

There is also a helpful guide by the Nation Vetting Bureau to help the applicant fill out the online form.


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