Vetting In Our Club
The GAA has a long established principle of vetting any person who, on our behalf, works with children or vulnerable adults in our Association. This principle is enshrined in rule through our Code of Behaviour (Underage) and has become part of the overall recruitment and selection process for those who wish to work with us in the GAA, in a voluntary or paid role.
Who needs to be vetted?
In the GAA any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age must be vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.
It is a breach of GAA rule if you are working with children or vulnerable adults on behalf of the Association and have not been vetted.
How can you be vetted through the GAA?
Vetting for a member of the GAA involves 3 easy to follow steps as follows:
Step 1 – The initial application vetting process at Club level
You must in the first instance complete the GAA E-Vetting ID Form.
This form compels you to provide proof of your identity to our Club Children’s Officer (John Quirke (087) 661 1911), who must verify that they have received the ID verification as required.
The ID verification may be retained by our Club Children’s Officer (John Quirke (087) 661 1911) for the duration of the e-vetting process or it may be attached by you at Step 2 to the On Line Vetting application Form.
The primary purpose of this form is for you to provide your name, address, club, role for which you applied, and to present your ID (e.g. copy of your passport plus a utility bill showing your current address) plus a valid email address for future reference. The full list of documents which are accepted for verification can be found on the GAA E-Vetting form.
Step 2 – Completing the Vetting Application form
The GAA on-line E-Vetting Application Form is available to download. Once you complete the GAA on-line E-Vetting Application Form the information provided is forwarded to the NVB (National Vetting Bureau) by the GAA and you will receive an on-line NVB Vetting Form to complete.
The details entered will be emailed back to you, for your own records. Our Club Secretary will also receive an email informing him/her that you have applied as a member of the club, to be issued with the NVB Vetting Application Form.
Step 3 – NVB Vetting Application form
The NVB will issue you with the NVB Vetting Application form. This will be issued to the email address you provided in Step 2. Completing this form is a confidential matter between you and the NVB. All sections of the form including current and previous addresses, email address and contact telephone numbers, information on convictions and prosecutions (if any), plus other information will be required when completing the form.
Once all sections of the form have been answered this then completes your application process for E Vetting in the GAA and within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the GAA to informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application. Our Club Secretary will be notified when the vetting process has been completed.