Garda Vetting is one of a range of safeguards put in place by the Franciscan Province of Ireland to help protect children and vulnerable adults. It is a legal requirement for everyone working with children and vulnerable adults to be vetted before they commence work and to be re- vetted every five years.
It is Franciscan policy that all friars, employees working with children and vulnerable adults and some external contractors be vetted as part of the recruitment process. It is also Franciscan policy that all volunteers who work directly with children or vulnerable adults be vetted prior to commencing work.
How to go about getting Vetted?
Applicants with email access complete a Vetting Invitation Form and return it to the Franciscan Vetting Office, Franciscan Friary No 4 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8, D08XY19 with two pieces of ID, for example, photocopy of photographic ID such as passport, drivers licence, House bill with address. They will then receive an email with a link to the Garda Vetting Unit to complete their online Vetting.
Applicants who have no access to email can complete a form manually and return it to the Franciscan Vetting Office with two pieces of ID, for example, photocopy of photographic ID such as passport, drivers licence, PPS card, Utility bill etc Their form will be uploaded with their consent by the Franciscan Vetting Liaison Person
Who Must be Vetted?
- It is policy that all Franciscan friars, staff working with children and vulnerable adults and some external Contractors regardless of their role are vetted
- It is Franciscan Policy that all volunteers who work directly with children or/and vulnerable adults are vetted
Garda Vetting helps Protect Everyone
All information submitted by Vetting Applicants including any disclosures by An Garda Siochana are confidential and stored securely in the Franciscan Provincial Office in accordance with Data Protection Legislation