Garda Vetting Service
Registered Organisation – us. Your local Volunteer Centre has a vetting relationship with the National Vetting Bureau and in the Acts is referred to as a registered organisation
Aﬃliates / Relevant Organisation – you. Organisations who are aﬃliated to the Volunteer Centre for vetting purposes. We keep an up to date list of aﬃliates with the National Vetting Bureau.
Liaison Person – The person in the Volunteer Centre who acts on your behalf and who the National Vetting Bureau will give disclosures to.
Garda Vetting Oﬃcer – The person in your organisation who we work with in relation to vetting.
Child - Anyone under the age of 18 years
A Vulnerable Person is a person, other than a child, who:
is suffering from a disorder of the mind, whether as a result of mental illness or dementia,
has an intellectual disability,
is suffering from a physical impairment, whether as a result of injury, illness or age or
has a physical disability.
Which is of such a nature or degree:
i) As to restrict the capacity of the person to guard himself or herself against harm by another person, or
II) That results in the person requiring assistance with the activities of daily living including dressing, eating, walking, washing and bathing.
What is relevant work or activities
Any work or activity which is carried out by a person, where a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with, children or vulnerable persons.
The Act shall not apply where a person gives assistance on an occasional basis at a school, sports or community event or activity, other than where such assistance includes the coaching, mentoring, counselling, teaching or training of children or vulnerable persons.
Each relevant /affiliate organisation will have to assess the positions involved in accordance with the Act.