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.
For new Garda vetting applications, you can only use the new Garda vetting form. To fully submit an application you need to send your Garda vetting form, Garda vetting ID validation form and copies of your identification to: Child Welfare, Football Association of Ireland, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15.
Garda vetting applications cannot be processed if information is incomplete on the forms or documentation is missing.
If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17 the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form. Failure to do so will deem the application invalid and it will not be processed.
To download the latest 'Garda Vetting' and 'Parent Consent' forms please click the relevant link below.Garda Vetting Form Parent Consent form