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February 2017

Retrospective Vetting

The DES has published Circular 0016/2017 on the Statutory Requirements for the Retrospective Vetting of Teaching Staff, Non-Teaching Staff and Others.

The DES has also published a FAQ for schools, centres for education, teachers and non-teaching personnel intended as a guide to assist schools.  The FAQ document is not a legal interpretation of the Act.

As previously notified the Teaching Council has begun the process of contacting teachers who have not previously been vetted to inform them of the requirement to be vetted.

When contacted by the Teaching Council teachers are strongly advised to complete the vetting process promptly so that their registration with the Council can be renewed.  Failure to maintain registration has consequences for payment of salary. 

The Council will be in contact with teachers in rotation about to retrospective vetting.

Teachers are advised to wait until contacted by the Teaching Council to apply for vetting unless a National Vetting Bureau disclosure is required for the purpose of changing school or employer such as subbing on career break, job-share, teacher exchange etc.

Date: Tuesday, 28 February 17