CLG Chluain Tarbh/Clontarf GAA is committed to the protection of welfare of all our members. As part of this commitment, the Club requires all mentors and other members to comply with the legal requirement to have Garda Vetting before carrying out any activities involving children.
Obtaining Vetting is a legal requirement pursuant to the National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 – 2016. The Club has a statutory obligation to ensure that all persons who undertake ‘relevant work’ with children are vetted.
The term ‘relevant work’ in the GAA includes any role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 years of age. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.
Garda Vetting must be obtained before taking up any of the above roles. It is a criminal offence for a person acting on behalf of the GAA, or for a GAA Club to permit any person to commence working with children, without obtaining appropriate Garda vetting in respect of the role for which they have been recruited.
With this in mind, the Club requires all members to review their Garda Vetting and to ensure that vetting is in place for all members by 31st December 2017.
All three of the following steps are required to obtain Garda Vetting:-
Step 1 – Initial application for vetting to the Club
The primary purpose of this form is for you to provide your name, address, club, role for which you applied, and to present your ID (e.g. copy of your passport plus a utility bill showing your current address) plus a valid email address for future reference.
The full list of documents which are accepted for verification can be found on the Identification form. You will see that each item has a score marked beside it, you must provide Identification up to a minimum score of 100.
Step 2 – GAA Vetting Application Form
Step 3 – Online application to the National Vetting Bureau.
Completion of a Child Protection Course
If you have any questions about Garda Vetting please contact Derek Andrews at 087 9000133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Useful Links:- Vetting in the GAA http://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-welfare-and-protection/vetting
FAQ from Garda https://vetting.garda.ie/Help/FAQ