Vetting

It is a requirement under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 (NVB Act) that individuals who work with children and vulnerable persons be vetted by the National Vetting Bureau (the Bureau).

The Teaching Council is the authorised body for administering vetting for teachers in Ireland and is required to assess the vetting disclosure for suitability for registration. The school is required to receive and assess the vetting disclosure for employment purposes.

If you are working in or associated with a school, and you are not a teacher, you should contact the principal of the school, who may liaise with the relevant authority on your behalf, e.g., diocesan office, management body, etc.

Garda vetting undertaken by the Bureau provides a vetting disclosure outlining the particulars of a criminal record (if any) relating to the person being vetted. It may also provide a statement of specified information (if any), which the Chief Bureau Officer of the Bureau has determined should be disclosed.

Watch a video on the step by step guide for applying for vetting below: