The Gaelic Athletic Association (Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is pleased to confirm the implementation of Garda Vetting in the Association as we promote best practice in the recruitment and selection of persons to work with children in the GAA.
National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012-2016
The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 – 2016 commenced on 29th April 2016 and from that date a statutory obligation was placed upon the GAA to ensure that all persons who on our behalf undertook ‘relevant work’ with children has been vetted prior to taking up that role in Ireland.
The term ‘relevant work’ in the GAA includes any role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.
The Act also established the National Vetting Bureau (NVB) to oversee the e-vetting services previously administered by the Garda Central Vetting Unit.
Click the following link to download the User Guide for Garda eVetting Userguide for eVetting System Draft 2
The following link goes through all aspects of GAA Child Welfare and Protection and vetting just click the following link http://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-welfare-and-protection/vetting
For any queries, please contact Joe Kelly, County Children’s Officer, (089) 4972525