Garda Vetting

Guidelines for Employees

The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016, which came into effect on 29 April 2016, make it mandatory for people working with children or vulnerable adults to be vetted by the Garda Síochána National Vetting Bureau.

Under the Acts, any person whose work or activity involves access to children or vulnerable adults must be vetted. Workers include staff, volunteers and those on student placements working for a relevant organisation through which they have unsupervised access to children and/or vulnerable adults. Section 2 defines “relevant organisation” as one that employs or permits a person to carry out work or activities which mainly consist of them having access to, or contact with, children or vulnerable adults.

The work or activities where people working with children and vulnerable adult will require vetting include:

  • Childcare services – see also ‘Further information’ below
  • Schools
  • Hospitals and health services
  • Residential services or accommodation for children or vulnerable persons
  • Treatment, therapy or counselling services for children or vulnerable persons
  • Provision of leisure, sporting or physical activities to children or vulnerable persons
  • Promotion of religious beliefs

Please complete the NVB1 form which you may obtain from Ruth Meehan. Guidelines for completion of the form are outlined on the document itself.

An original completed copy of the NVB1 form must be returned to the following office:

Ruth Meehan
Secretariat Office
Royal Irish Academy of Music
36-38 Westland Row
Dublin 2
D02 WY89

Telephone: 01 6325300 or email Ruth Meehan

This must be accompanied by an original proof of identity (passport or driver’s licence) in accordance with the Act.

The office will be open during the following times to receive the application and validate the proof of identity:  Tuesday – Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm.

No work can be carried out in the RIAM by any persons who have not submitted the correctly filled in vetting form to the Secretariat Office and had their ID validated