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Under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016 it is mandatory for people working with children or vulnerable adults to be vetted by the Garda Síochána National Vetting Bureau.
The National Vetting Bureau of the Garda Síochána (formerly the Garda Central Vetting Unit) deals with requests to provide information on certain prospective employees or other workers. The Bureau carries out vetting for relevant organisation that are registered with it.
At the request of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), Barnardos is assisting in the processing of Garda Vetting applications for a number of groups/organisations who are not directly registered with the National Vetting Bureau (NVB).
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.
Organisations accessing vetting through Barnardos’ Vetting Service will then receive an Information Guidance Pack and the necessary forms to start the process.
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.