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Garda Vetting

Family Resource Centre Garda Vetting

Garda Vetting is conducted in respect of any person who is carrying out work or activity, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with, children or vulnerable persons. It is a service designed to enhance the protection of children and vulnerable persons.  The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 provide a statutory basis for the vetting of persons carrying out relevant work with children or vulnerable persons. 
As part of the Family Resource Centre Program safeguarding structure there is a dedicated Family Resource Centre Garda Vetting Unit based in Ballymote Family Resource Centre, Sligo.  This unit processes all Garda Vetting applications for all staff/volunteers who conduct relevant work for all FRC’s across the Republic of Ireland and is dedicated to:
  • Garda Vetting as a key, fundamental piece of the FRC framework in place for all staff/volunteers/service users of Family Resource Centres across the Republic of Ireland.
  • best Practice in Vetting to protect children and vulnerable adults
  • quick efficient response and turnaround times for requests from projects and programmes for Children and/or Vulnerable adults
  • resources to keep the programme and its members up to date with policy change(s) and direction from the National Vetting Bureau.

NOTE: This service is conducted on behalf of Family Resource Centres only and is not conducted for individual persons on a personal basis.  Vetting conducted for FRC’s is non-transferable unless a joint agreement is in place between organisations.

For more information on Garda Vetting visit or contact:

Garda Vetting Liaison person
Ballymote Family Resource Centre
Wolfe Tone St.
Co. Sligo
Telephone:   +353 (0) 719197818
Mob:             +353 (0) 830153130

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