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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).
IMPORTANT UPDATE – COVID-19 EMERGENCY CHILDCARE SERVICE FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
The Barnardos’ Vetting Service is assisting in the processing of Garda Vetting Applications for childcare services who are participating in the Emergency Childcare Service for Healthcare Workers scheme.
We can process vetting applications for this scheme for all childcare services who are registered with us and who are not members of Early Childhood Ireland. For information on how to access this service please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject heading COVID-19, stating the name of the manager of the service, the full name and address and contact details for the service, and whether you have already registered with us, and the number of applicants for whom you require vetting.
Alternatively you can telephone us on 021 4547060, and we will assist you.
As of 1st January 2020 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.
PLEASE NOTE SELF- EMPLOYED CHILDMINDERS SHOULD CONTACT THE BARNARDOS’ VETTING SERVICE DIRECTLY AND DO NOT NEED A GNVB REFERENCE NUMBER.
The contact information for the Garda National Vetting Bureau is:
Telephone : 1890 488488
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.
Currently the processing time is 4-6 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.