New Vetting Procedures for Workers in Childcare and Vulnerable Persons Sectors

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 12 March 2013
Lucy Alley
Crowley Solicitors
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The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (the “Act”) was signed into law by the President of Ireland on 26 December, 2012. It is anticipated that the Act will come into force later this month.

The National Vetting Bureau created under this legislation will replace the current Garda Central Vetting Unit.

1. Who Does the Act Apply to?

The Act applies to every ‘relevant organisation’. A relevant organisation is any person (including a body corporate or an unincorporated body of persons) and any employment agency, which provides employment to workers in the childcare and vulnerable sectors.

A child is defined as someone under 18 years. A

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Lucy Alley
Crowley Solicitors

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