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March 2017

Retrospective Vetting

Failure to maintain registration has consequences for payment of salary. 

The Teaching Council has warned that more than 10% of teachers it has sent letters, texts and emails to since January on the subject of retrospective vetting have failed to apply for vetting. The teachers concerned are due to have registration renewed at the end of the month.

Failure to maintain registration has consequences for payment of salary. 

A total of 6,677 teachers were informed in January they needed to apply for retrospective vetting ahead of their 28 March registration renewal date.

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. 

The Council will be in contact with all teachers due to be retrospectively vetted this year in rotation.

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.

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. 


Date: Tuesday, 21 March 17