Garda Vetting

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016

The Act provides a legislative basis for the mandatory vetting of persons who wish to undertake certain work or activities relating to children or vulnerable persons or to provide certain services to children or vulnerable persons.

An organisation shall not permit any person to undertake relevant work or activities on behalf of the organisation unless the organisation received a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau in respect of that person.

eVetting Procedures

Commencing 19 September 2016
Note:-
Minor changes may be required as we implement administrative processes.

Introduction

The National Vetting Bureau has set up a “Frequently Asked Questions” section on their website, Garda Vetting FAQs

The information below indicates the ISA’s policy with respect to Garda Vetting and our provision of vetting services to our affiliated organisations.

Garda Vetting (eVetting) is available through the ISA. The aim is to assist in the recruitment of suitable candidates to positions within the ISA and our affiliated Clubs, Class Associations and Training Centres.  The system has been structured in order to;

  • Protect children and vulnerable persons.
  • Identify if candidates for a position or role have convictions or have been prosecuted for crimes which may mean that they are unsuitable for the position.
  • Protect the rights of the candidates.
  • Protect ISA affiliated organisations.

Garda Vetting Forms

There are 3 forms that must be completed:

  • NVB1 – eVetting Application Form – Mandatory;
  • Garda Vetting Proof of Identity – Mandatory;
  • Parent / Guardian Consent Form (NVB 3) – for persons aged 16 – 18 years.

eVetting Steps

The Steps What to Do
Step 1: Complete all forms in full.
Step 2: Get the Proof of Identity Form completed by a Designated Person.
Step 3: Post your completed applications forms to:

Nuala Healy
ISA Garda Vetting Liaison Person
Irish Sailing Association
3 Park Road
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin

It is your responsibility to compile all your documents and send them directly to the ISA (you should not hand your application forms to anyone else).

Step 4: Keep an eye on your emails.

You will receive an invitation from the National Vetting Bureau to complete the online portion of your vetting procedure.

Step 5: Complete the on-line form.

You have 30 days to do this after which the invitation is removed and you will have to apply again.

Step 6: The NVB process the application form and forwards the disclosure to the ISA.
Step 7: Nuala will notify you of the result.

Designated Person

We recommend that Clubs and Training Centres appoint one of the following in your organisation as the Designated Person:

  • ISA Designated Person
  • ISA Vetting Liaison Officer
  • Centre Principal
  • Training Centre Manager
  • Junior Organiser
  • Commodore
  • Vice Commodore
  • Club Secretary

Role of the Designated Person

The Designated Person should only sign the form if confident that the information verifies the identification of the applicant.

Identification MUST include one form of photographic evidence and one separate proof of current Irish residential address.

The 100 point check is a personal identification system.  Documents supplied must make up 100 points.

Identification may be confirmed with sight of the Original of ONE of the following:

  • Irish Driving Licence or Learner Permit (new credit card format) 80 points;
    OR (Cannot be Both)
  • Passport (from country of citizenship) 70 points.

AND

  • Utility bill (must not be less than 6 months old. Printed online bills are acceptable.  Mobile phone bills are not acceptable) 35 points;
    OR
  • Birth Certificate (must show current address of applicant) 50 points;
    OR
  • National age card (issued by An Garda Síochana) 25 points;

Photocopies of the documents seen must be attached to this form.

When conducting Garda Vetting, organisations should require vetting subjects to present identification totalling 100 points to ensure they are checking the correct person.  At least one form of photographic evidence must be gathered.

A full list of alternative acceptable forms of identity and the points they carry is available on the National Vetting Bureau’s Website – Verification of Identity.

ISA Garda Vetting Policies & Procedures

The following documents are available to download and print from the ISA Online Library:

  • Garda Vetting Policies & Procedures;
  • Guidelines for Designated Person; and
  • Guidelines for 100 Point Check