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Retrospective Vetting: Circular 0072/2017

The DES has published Circular 0072/2017 to remind schools of their statutory obligations under section 21 of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 (the Vetting Act) in respect of the retrospective vetting of teaching staff, non-teaching staff and others who have not previously been Garda vetted and who undertake relevant work or activities with children or vulnerable persons.

It also reminds schools of the practical steps that must be undertaken to ensure that applications for retrospective vetting of teaching staff, non-teaching staff and others who have not previously been Garda vetted are submitted before the deadline of 31 December 2017.


Date: Tuesday, 28 November 17