Garda Vetting and Child Protection

What is Garda Vetting?

Vetting is conducted by the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU). The function of the GCVU is to provide to a registered organisation a statement which gives details of all convictions and/or prosecutions, successful or not, pending or completed in relation to the applicant for vetting. Garda vetting does not provide clearance for persons to work with children. It simply provides the above information to the registered organisation. The Garda Central Vetting Unit does not liaise directly with individual applicants or schools. The GCVU issues the relevant disclosure only to an authorised person within a registered organisation for Garda vetting.

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