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South Dublin County Volunteer Centre was the first local volunteer centre to carry out vetting on behalf of small not for profits. We were also part of the pilot group that worked with the vetting bureau to build the current e-vetting system.
Our team is recognised as a leading expert on vetting issues in Ireland.
Any person who is carrying out work or activity, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with, children (under 18’s) or vulnerable adults. A relevant organisation shall not permit any person to undertake relevant work or activities on behalf of the organisation unless the organisation receives a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau in respect of that person. A person who contravenes this section shall be guilty of an offence.
Any work or activities, which is carried out by a person, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with children or vulnerable persons.
The work or activities where people working with children and vulnerable adult will require vetting include:
A full list of relevant work or activities can be obtained in Part 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 in the Act.
A person, other than a child, who:
a) is suffering from a disorder of the mind, whether as a result of mental illness or dementia,
b) has an intellectual disability,
c) Is suffering from a physical impairment, whether as a result of injury, illness or age or
d) 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.
South Dublin County Volunteer Centre is a Registered Organisation with the National Vetting Bureau. Our Liaison Persons work directly with the Bureau and can receive and pass on vetting disclosures to Affiliates/Relevant Bodies (the organisations that we vet on behalf of). Each affiliate appoints a Garda Vetting Officer to work with the Volunteer Centre in relation to vetting.
If you would like to find out more or ask about signing up for our service please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 . 462 8558 You will need to register with the Centre, attend a training session and sign a Service Level Agreement before we can vet for you.
During your training you will receive all the necessary information and forms to guide you through the process. The administrative fee is €5-€7,50 per form, depending on the type of organisation.
Since the introduction of electronic vetting (eVetting) it takes approximately one to two weeks for the forms to be processed by the National Vetting Bureau.