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Vetting Act to commence on April 29


Vetting Act to commence on April 29th

Athletics Ireland has been advised by the Garda Central Vetting Unit (March 22nd) that the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 will commence on April 29th 2016.

To facilitate the transition to the new vetting system and to implement the requirements of the vetting legislation, no vetting applications will be accepted or processed by the Garda Central Vetting Unit from April 18th to 28th.

In preparation for this transfer to the new vetting system, Athletics Ireland will temporarily cease processing vetting forms on Friday the 8th of April. The current Athletics Ireland vetting form will expire on that date and the new Garda vetting form will be made available to clubs prior to the commencement of the vetting legislation on April 29th.

The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 makes vetting mandatory for anyone volunteering or seeking employment relating to children or vulnerable persons. Anybody who is involved in ‘any work or activity which is carried out by a person , a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with children’ must be vetted.

It will be an offence for an organisation or an employer to employ someone to work with children or vulnerable persons without going through the vetting procedures set out in the Act. Liability rests with the organisation or employer, not the employee.

Please click here for the Athletics Ireland FAQ document on the National Vetting Bureau Act 2012. 

If you have any questions or queries regarding vetting please contact Kieron Stout, 01 8869933/086 2450134,

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