The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 - 2016 commenced on 29th April 2016 and from that date a statutory obligation was placed upon the GAA to ensure that all persons who on our behalf undertook ‘relevant work’ with children has been vetted prior to taking up that role in Ireland.
The term ‘relevant work’ in the GAA includes any role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.
Is it an offence if you are not vetted?
It is now a criminal offence, for a person acting on behalf of the GAA, or for the GAA as an Association to permit any person to commence working with children on behalf of the Association without that person first obtaining a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau in respect of the role for which they have been recruited. It is also a breach of GAA rule if you are working with children or vulnerable adults on behalf of the Association and have not been vetted.
The process involves three basic steps.
1. Completing the Gaa E- Vetting ID form.
2. Completing the Gaa E-Vetting Application Form
3. Completing the NVB Application form.
Gaa Rounders personnel when filling in forms please note a few changes that refer to our association.
The Gaa E-Vetting ID Form;
Please note where it say's County -(County board to which you club is affiliated)
Please put in’ National Gaa Rounders’ not your County Board..
The E-Vetting Application form;
Section where it states – County Board to which your club is affiliated.
Answer – Click in to where it says – Pick a Value, scroll down to your County, click on County.
Section where it states – Club. – Pick your Club.
Click onto it and then scroll down till you reach the name of your club and click.
Section where it states – Gaa Membership Number – leave blank.
When members Vetting has been approved you must send this on to the GAA Rounders secretary