Garda Vetting

It has been confirmed by the Department of Justice and Equality that commencement orders for the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 have been signed. The Act commenced on the 29th April 2016.

Garda vetting has been an FAI Rule for all those working with children and or vulnerable persons (in a paid or voluntary capacity) for a number of years now. Therefore, this legislation simply places existing FAI practices on a statutory footing. Please see FAI Rule 75 and the FAI Child Welfare Policy for more information. If you are not Garda vetted through the FAI, you should not undertake any work in a paid or voluntary capacity with children or vulnerable persons in football.

All Garda vetting applications for the Football Association of Ireland (the ‘FAI’) will be processed online from today, 5th September 2016.

For new Garda vetting applications, individuals should use the new Garda vetting invitation form and the Garda vetting ID validation form which are attached as one complete document. To fully submit an application they need to send their Garda vetting invitation form, Garda vetting ID validation form and copies of their identification to: Child Welfare, Football Association of Ireland, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15.

On receipt of a Vetting Invitation Form, Garda ID Validation form and copies of their identification, the FAI will email the applicant an invitation to complete the remainder of the Garda vetting process online. Following this, the applicant will receive a tracking number which they can use to track the current status of their Garda vetting application.

If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17 the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form which is also attached. Failure to do so will deem the application invalid and it will not be processed.
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Stephen Lacey,
Sep 30, 2016, 3:09 AM
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Stephen Lacey,
Sep 30, 2016, 3:10 AM