GARDA Vetting

IWS require all prospective members undertaking relevant work to be Garda Vetted.

The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act commenced on the 29th of April and  provides a legislative basis for the mandatory vetting of persons who wish to undertake certain work or activities relating to children or vulnerable persons or to provide certain services to children or vulnerable persons.

Unfortunately no information can be exchanged between organisations.  Vetting disclosures from other organisations will not be taken into consideration.

Legislation

The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 – 2016 commenced on the 29th April 2016.

The Act provides a legislative basis for the mandatory vetting of persons who wish to undertake certain work or activities relating to children or vulnerable persons or to provide certain services to children or vulnerable persons.

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E-Vetting

Water Safety Ireland has now replaced ‘paper vetting’ with a new on line or E –Vetting system.

eVetting replaces all previous paper vetting systems.  We are not permitted to operate a dual vetting system of paper and online vetting.  Please see below outline of eVetting steps.

NVB 1 Vetting Invitation Form & ID Verification Form
NVB 3 Parent/Guardian Consent Form
100 Point Verification of ID Checklist
E-Vetting FAQ

Step 1

Vetting Invitation Form & Verification of Identity

The identity of the Applicant is to be validated by a local Water Safety Area Committee Officer – Original forms of identification are presented, with copies, for verification. The Officer will sign copies, and the copies are then sent with the completed Invitation form to:  Alison Elstone, NVB Liaison Person, Water Safety Ireland, The Long Walk, Galway.  We cannot accept photocopied or scanned forms.

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Step 2

Vetting Application Link Emailed to Applicant

Water Safety Ireland validates proof of identity and sends Vetting Subject an e-mail with link attached inviting him/her to complete a Vetting Application Form.

PLEASE NOTE: This link will expire after 30 days. The applicant will then have to re-apply to Water Safety Ireland to resend the link.

A reminder Email is sent after 21 days if no reply has been received from the applicant.

Step 3

Online Completion of Vetting Form by Applicant

Vetting Subject completes Vetting Application Form online and submits it to Water Safety Ireland.

Water Safety Ireland reviews Vetting Application Form and submits it to National Vetting Bureau.

Step 4

Disclosure sent to IWS

National Vetting Bureau processes the application and forwards a Vetting Disclosure to Water Safety Ireland.

Water Safety Ireland views the Vetting Disclosure and contacts the applicant, informing them of the outcome of the vetting application.

If you have any queries with regards this process, please contact Alison Elstone, NVB Liaison Person. Email: [email protected]