The Barnardos Vetting Service has been requested by the Department for Children and Youth Affairs to provide access to Garda Vetting services for any children’s service which is not directly registered with the National Vetting Bureau or another relevant umbrella body.
The Barnardos’ Vetting Service will process vetting applications for staff, volunteers and students undertaking relevant work or activities in accordance with the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 and the Childcare (Pre-School Services) (No 2) Regulations 2006.
The service is based within the Barnardos Regional Office in Cork city, and we welcome any enquiries in relation to the vetting process, completion of the application, specific submitted applications etc.
They can be contacted as follows:Suzanne Tompkin, Kathleen Findlay and Lizzie Brown Barnardos Vetting Service Blackmore House, Meade Street Cork
Tel : 021 4547060 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours are Monday-Friday 9.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm.
Application must be submitted to Barnardos. Any Vetting Invitation forms submitted directly to the National Vetting Bureau will not be processed and will be returned to the sender.
How long is my Garda Vetting valid for?
Each Vetting Letter will show the date on which it was issued. At present there is no actual expiry date but it is expected that renewal will be within a 3 year cycle.
Where can I go for further information?
You can download an information pack and application form here:
Details of relevant work or activities are outlined in Part 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016.
Full details of the NVB Acts can be accessed at: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2012/act/47/enacted/en/print.html