Can our members please note that he Garda Vetting policy of the GAA has changed from January 1st, 2021 and vetting is now valid for a three year period, instead of five. This will bring the policy into line with updated Government legislation.
As a result, any person previously vetted in 2016, 2017 and 2018 must all now submit a new vetting application.
This will update the position in respect of the change in the Vetting Regulations, which has now been communicated by the Garda National Vetting Bureau. None of our coaches/volunteers will be permitted to work with underage teams until fully vetted.
Please contact our children’s officer Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org to check if your vetting needs to be updated.
It is a criminal offence, for a person acting on behalf of the GAA, or for the GAA as an Association to permit any person to commence working with children on behalf of the Association without that person first obtaining a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau in respect of the role for which they have been recruited. It is also a breach of GAA rule if you are working with children or vulnerable adults on behalf of the Association and have not been vetted.