In January 2013 the Government passed the “National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Bill 2012”. This legislation makes it an offence under the act to knowingly employ / deploy someone to work with children or vulnerable adults who has not been Garda vetted.
The Irish Sailing Association received confirmation that commencement orders for the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 had been signed. The Act was commenced on the 29th April 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.
The National Vetting Bureau has set up a “Frequently Asked Questions” section on their website, See Here
The information below indicates Irish Sailing’s policy with respect to Garda Vetting and our provision of vetting services to our affiliated organisations.
Garda Vetting (eVetting) is available through Irish Sailing. The aim is to assist in the recruitment of suitable candidates to positions within Irish Sailing and our affiliated Clubs, Class Associations, and Training Centres. The system has been structured 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 Irish Sailing affiliated organisations.