Commencement of New Vetting Legislation Expected Shortly

Posted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 12 August 2014
Joanne Hyde
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At present, the vetting of employees in Ireland is carried out on a non-statutory basis. Organisations apply to the Garda Central Vetting Unit to be registered for the purposes of Vetting. This Unit has a discretion as to whether or not it registers an organisation and acts in accordance with its own policies. In exercising this discretion, the Unit is unlikely to register an organisation unless its employees have unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults.

The informal nature of vetting procedures in Ireland however is soon set to change with the commencement of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (the "Act") which was signed into law by the

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