Follow the steps below to complete the process. According to the law, every member of staff must provide a satisfactory disclosure to the principal before they will be allowed to commence work.
If you have any questions in relation to the process or on the current stand of an application, contact Cormac in our office on 01-6294110.
1. An ‘invitation form’ is to be provided to the applicant to fill in. Guidelines come with the form.
2. The applicant must provide documentation to the school to confirm his/her indentity e.g. Passport, Drivers Licence, Public Services Card. If their current address does not match that on their I.D. a utility bill is sufficent to confirm address.
3. Send the form by post to An Foras Pátrúnachta if you are satisfied with the I.D. provided. The form does not need to be signed by the principal.
Every other step in the process will be online. The applicant, not An Foras Pátrúnachta, will provide the Principal with the disclosure once the process is completed.
1. The applicant will complete the invitation form and provide satisfactory I.D. to the school.
2. After the school has sent the form to An Foras the applicant will get an invitation via email to go through the eVetting process on the Garda website.
3. The applicant will fill in information on the Garda website. An Foras will confirm the application.
4. The applicant will receive a disclosure by email. The disclosure is to be shared with the Principal by email or by printing a copy of it.
5. If the applicant is between 16 and 18 years of age, this form must be completed by a parent and attached to the normal vetting form. Applicants under 16 years of age cannot be vetted.
Question: Is this the correct process for teachers?
Answer: The Teaching Council are responsible for eVetting teachers http://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/Vetting/Guide-to-applying-for-Vetting/
Question: How long does this process take?
Answer: A week, as long as the applicant does not delay in completing all of the required information.
Question: How do I process applicants under 18?
Answer: Applicants between 16 and 18 years of age must get their parent or guardian to complete the NVB3 form, available here. The applicant themselves must also complete the standard NVB1 invitation form. Both are to be sent to An Foras Pátrúnachta. Under 16’s cannot be vetted.
Question: Do parents need to go through the process?
Answer: It is specifically mentioned in the Act that parents do not have to go through the process if they will be in the company of students in an informal, irregular basis. If there is a group of parents who give help at the Sports Day, Christmas Play & Open Day, there is no need for it. If parents are giving ongoing support such as dance classes or meeting regularly in the school as the Parents Committee, they do need to be vetted.