July 5, 2023

Who Should be Garda vetted when volunteering?

A guide to determining who should and should not undergo Garda Vetting checks when volunteering.

a)All youth leaders, coaches, trainers, religious leaders who work with groups of children and vulnerable people whether alone or accompanied by another adult, must be vetted.

b)Displaced people living in Ireland are eligible to be Garda vetted and Garda vetting can not be a barrier to involve displaced people in volunteering.

c)Displaced people can provide references from their home countries, other volunteer organisations and their accommodation centres  in Ireland.

d)Interpol and Europol may inform the Gardaí of foreign nationals living in Ireland who have committed crimes in their own home country.Therefore criminal records of displaced people can be known to the Gardaí .