Garda Vetting Service Overview

In 2016 the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 ("the Act") was commenced. The Act made it a legal requirement for any person doing "relevant work" with children or vulnerable persons to be vetted by An Garda Síochána prior to commencing their role. 


This means it is a criminal offence for a relevant organisation to allow any person to undertake relevant work or activities on behalf of the organisation without first receiving a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau.  On the other hand, it is illegal to vet someone if not required to do so by the Act. 

"Relevant Work"

Broadly means any work or activity which is carried out by a person where a necessary and regular part of the work consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with children or vulnerable adults. However there are further requirements set out in the Act. Schedule 1, part 1 sets out what is relevant work with children, schedule 1, part 2 defines relevant work with vulnerable people. LINK TO VETTING ACT 

Monaghan Volunteer Centre Vetting Service 

We provide a vetting service for non-profit organisations which are too small to have their own liaison person trained by the Garda Vetting Bureau and do not have access to vetting elsewhere. Many small organisations are part of a national structure which can provide a vetting service and in those cases we will ask them to use their national structure. If your organisation is interested in using our vetting service please contact us to discuss it. We can then book you a place at our next training session. We generally run Garda vetting training four times per year. 

Further Information of Vetting

You can read more about Garda vetting process at GARDA VETTING BUREAU