Re-vetting in time for September
We are delighted that over 2,700 of Early Childhood Ireland Members are using our online Garda vetting system, and we hope you find the new process more convenient.
As part of the Inspection process, Tusla will be looking for documentation to show evidence that the staff who do relevant work in ELC and SAC settings have been Garda Vetted in the last 3 years in line with best practice.
The re-vetting process is the same as the new online Garda vetting process and is taking around ten working days so now is a good time to do this as the turnaround time will be slower in September due to the volume of applications.
The Garda vetting process is as follows:
- The Garda vetting applicant completes the NVB1 vetting Invitation form which is in Apply for Garda vetting on our website, making sure to sign, date and tick the consent box in pen.
- They provide two forms of identification – photo identification and proof of address within the last 6 months, and these are to be kept in the employee file along with the NVB1 vetting Invitation Form.
A list of acceptable identification can be found here.
- The owner /manager goes to our website earlychildhoodireland.ie and logs in.Go to: Apply for Garda vetting
You will notice that your membership number is already completed in the membership field. The system will not allow you to change this number once you have logged in.
You then complete the online Garda vetting application form for the applicant using the information from the NVB1 form.
Once you have submitted the information you will see a ‘Thank you screen’ and you will receive an automated email with an ECI001-2021*** reference number within the next 2 hours (or the following morning if you input it at night).
This email reminds you to check that the applicant has received the link from the National Vetting Bureau, so that they complete it as soon as possible.
If the applicant hasn’t received the link, please ask them to check their junk mail and if it’s not there please phone us on 01 405 7102 to check that the correct email address has been inputted.
4. Once the applicant has completed the link sent to them by the National Vetting Bureau their application will be processed by the NVB. This usually takes around ten working days.
When it is completed the Owner /Manager will be sent a copy of the Garda Vetting Disclosure (name for a completed Garda vetting application) by Early Childhood Ireland.
We have developed guidance to support you to deal with negative disclosures on our Garda vetting policy section.
The completed Garda vetting should then be kept securely in the employee file along with the NVB1 form and Identification documents.
The requirement for re-vetting should be outlined in your Garda vetting policy.
Tracking a Garda vetting application
Garda vetting applications can then be tracked by inputting the applicant’s ECI001-2021*** reference number and their date of birth on the National Vetting Bureau (garda.ie) website. Make sure there are no spaces put in before or after the application ID number as it may not work.
If you have any queries about the Garda vetting process, please see our Garda vetting page or phone 01405 7102