Under the National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016 all people undertaking relevant work with children or vulnerable adults need to be vetted by the Garda National Vetting Bureau.
The Barnardos’ Vetting Service is assisting with the processing of Garda Vetting for a number of groups / individuals who undertake relevant work with children at the request of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA).
All new groups/services (excluding childminders) wishing to apply to The Barnardos’ Vetting Service for vetting have to contact the GNVB in the first instance to establish if they are undertaking relevant work.
The contact information for the Garda National Vetting Bureau is:
Telephone: 0818 488 488
Email: [email protected]
If your group / service is approved by the Garda National Vetting Bureau you will be given a reference number by the GNVB.
The Barnardos’ Vetting Service will be unable to process applications for new groups / services without this reference number.
If you are not already registered with Barnardos, please contact us to establish if we will be able to assist your organisation/group with your vetting requirements, following registration with the GNVB.
JANUARY 2021 – IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR SERVICES ALREADY REGISTERED WITH THE BARNARDOS’ VETTING SERVICE.
During early 2021 all services already registered with the Barnardos’ Vetting Service who have not yet obtained a GNVB reference number (excluding childminders) will be required to do so to ensure compliance with the NVB Act and the undertaking of relevant work within the Act in order to process vetting applications.
Existing groups/services without a GNVB Reference number (excluding childminders) wishing to apply to The Barnardos’ Vetting Service for vetting have to contact the GNVB in the first instance to establish if they are undertaking relevant work, and should follow the steps as per a new service outlined above.
Currently the processing time is 2-3 weeks.
The applicant can track the progress of their application at every stage of the process.
Therefore, once the process is started, organisations are advised to keep in touch with the applicant to ensure that they have received an email from the NVB and they complete the online application without delay.
If you have any queries when completing the online form, there is a user guide provided by the National Vetting Bureau on their website.