Garda Vetting

The Garda National Vetting Bureau Act 2012 is enacted from the end of April 2016. The Act introduces a number of changes to Garda Vetting procedures and the structures designed to implement the act promised to reduce vetting application times quite significantly. The full text of the act can be found on and further details with respect to the application process can be obtained from your authorised signatory or vetting provider.

As you may be aware following commencement under Part 3, Article 12 of the National Vetting Bureau Act 2012 it is not permitted to employ or enter into a contract with any individual unless they have first obtained a vetting disclosure in respect of that person.

Barnardos is registered with the Garda Central Vetting Unit to assist in the processing of Garda Vetting applications for a number of groups/organisations who are not directly registered with the National Vetting Bureau (NVB). You can access more information on the vetting process on

Early Childhood Ireland is registered with the Garda Central Vetting Unit in order to process Garda Vetting application forms on behalf of ECI members. You can access more information on the vetting process from

The process:

  • Barnardos/Early Childhood Ireland receives the Vetting Invitation form and the Identification Verification form, checks the paperwork and enters the details into the e-vetting system provided by the National Vetting Bureau (NVB). 

  • The applicant will then receive a link via email from the National Vetting Bureau NVB inviting them to complete their application online. · 

       For applicants completing the online process, there is a User Guide provided by the NVB on their website -  DOWNLOAD GARDA VETTING USER GUIDE

        Community Boards of Management

       Tusla have issued Vetting arrangements for Boards of Management (Community Service Providers), you can read the vetting requirements in the document link below

        Tusla Memo Vetting Arrangements Boards of Management