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Garda Vetting

Garda Vetting is the Law


“Under the terms of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts, 2012-2016 (“the Acts”), all persons who are employed in positions where they have regular access to children and vulnerable persons must be vetted by the National Vetting Bureau. Section 21 of the Acts provides that it is an offence for an employer to employ a person who works with children or vulnerable persons where an application for vetting has not been submitted to the National Vetting Bureau for that person by 31 December 2017.”


What You Need to Do:

Step 1. Complete the following forms,


Step 2. Present the completed forms along with proof of ID and Address (original documents) to your Club Validation Officer. (The validation officer will verify your documents and identity and sign your application.)


Step 3. Email the forms including a copy of your ID document and proof off address to, or by post to:

Authorised Liaison, Volleyball Ireland, 141 Thomas Street, Dublin, D08 ETC0



Responsibility of the Validation Officer

Club Validation Officer is responsible for

  1. Checking the identification documents match that of the person and address provided in Form 2.
  2. That the documents are correct and in line with the 100-point system.
  3. Ensuring the forms have been fully completed and signed.

Click HERE for guidelines.


What Happens Next?

Fully completed applications will be processed by Volleyball Ireland’s Authorised Liaison. The applicant will then receive a link via email from the National Vetting Bureau to complete*. Once this is complete and the Authorised Liaison reviews it it is submitted to the NVB to conduct background checks. Once these checks have been completed a disclosure is sent to the Authorised Liaison to review. If there are no concerns within the applicant’s disclosure a letter will be issued to the applicant.


*Note that the email from the NVB is timebound and expires after a month if unanswered.  If the applicant does not respond to the NVB email in a timely manner, they will be required to submit a new application.



The applicant is required to upload their Garda Vetting letter to their GoMembership profile.

Garda Vetting is only one aspect to safeguard your club. Ensure volunteers undergo Safeguarding training, in house club safety training and the club has a safe recruitment policy.


Please note, Licences are only valid if referees and coaches (who coach juniors) have up-to-date Garda Vetting and Safeguarding credentials. If either or both of these credentials are due to expire during a season it is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they are renewed.


Click HERE to view Volleyball Ireland’s Garda Vetting Policy.


For any questions or further information contact