Garda Vetting

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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.

Under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (no 47 of 2012) it is a criminal offence not to have Garda vetting disclosure when working with children and vulnerable adults. This applies to staff that started from the 29th April 2016. When TUSLA inspect, the employee can be removed from the service. For employees employed pre-April 2016 it will result in a non-compliance and a condition will be added to the registration.

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

Tel : 021 4547060  Email :

Opening hours are Monday-Friday 9.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm.

Any Vetting Invitation forms submitted directly to the National Vetting Bureau will not be processed and will be returned to the sender. 


Where can I go for further information?

Download the new Information Pack

Download an up to date Garda Vetting application form

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:

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