In order to abide by the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016 and Canoeing Ireland’s Safeguarding Policy all adults must be vetted prior to working or volunteering with children or vulnerable persons.
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Please be aware that when you send your paper application to Canoeing Ireland, you will then be contacted via email from the Garda Vetting Bureau to complete your Garda Vetting online.
The process within the office is as follows:
- Once the form is received by Canoeing Ireland.
- The vetting System sends invite to Applicant.
- Applicant has 30 days to complete the process.
- If the process online is not completed the application expires
- When the process is completed Canoeing Ireland will update the applicants profile on the database.
- Otherwise a new application has to be created.
The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016 makes it mandatory for people working with children or vulnerable adults to be vetted by Canoeing Ireland through the Garda Síochána National Vetting Bureau. Canoeing Ireland have been Garda Vetting applicants for over 5 years. Due to the level of administration required in the processing of Garda Vetting applications, many NGB’s charge €10-€15 for this service. This is a FREE service for Canoeing Ireland members, subject to an unflawed application.
Flawed and incomplete applications increase the levels of time and administration needed to complete the service. With this in mind, as of 1st August 2018 applicants will incur a €10 charge per application if the applicant submits a flawed or incomplete form. Also, if the applicant does not complete the online element of the Garda Vetting process within the 30 day limit and the application has to be resubmitted, the €10 fee will be incurred.
Canoeing Ireland now only uses E Vetting. Only the forms linked to on this page can be processed. There is a guide to the E Vetting process below.