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Garda Vetting Guidelines

The Unit can be contacted at:-

Garda Central Vetting Unit/Garda Criminal Records Office
Racecourse Road
Thurles
Co. Tipperary

Tel: Lo-Call 1890 488 488/00353 504 27300

Office Hours: 9am-5pm Monday – Friday

You can check the Full Guidelines at:
http://www.garda.ie/FAQ/Default.aspx?FAQCategory=36#FAQ2713

Guidelines for the Completion of the Garda Vetting Form

http://www.irishnursinghomes.ie/GuidelinesGardaVettingForm.pdf

Q / Who conducts Garda Vetting?

A / Garda Vetting is carried out by the Garda Central Vetting Unit which is based in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
The Unit primarily deals with requests from organisations that have been registered with it to vet prospective employees.

The Unit also deals with requests from individuals looking for information regarding personal information relating to themselves held by
An Garda Síochána subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998/2003.

The Unit does not issue Police Certificates of Character.


Q / Is Garda Vetting conducted for all organisations?

A / No - the Garda Vetting Unit only conducts vetting for organisations that have registered with it.

Q / Can vetting be conducted on an individual basis?

A / No - Garda Vetting is conducted only on behalf of registered organisations and is not conducted for individual persons on a personal basis.

Q / What category of employee is vetting conducted for?

A / Garda vetting is conducted in respect of personnel working in a full-time, part-time, and voluntary or student placement capacity in a position in a registered organisation,
through which they have unsupervised access to children and/or vulnerable adults.


Q / Do Garda Stations carry out vetting?

A / No - the Garda Central Vetting Unit is the single point of contact in An Garda Síochána to conduct Garda Vetting.


Q / Is there a fee for Garda Vetting?

A / There is no fee.

Q / What details are disclosed as a result of Garda Vetting?

A / Within current disclosure policy, details of all convictions and/or prosecutions, successful or not, pending or completed, in the State or elsewhere as the
case may be are disclosed to the authorised liaison person in the registered organisation.


Q / What is the procedure for seeking Garda Vetting for an organisation?


A / If you are an organisation seeking Garda Vetting for your personnel, the Chief Executive Officer or Managing Director of the organisation should write to the Garda Central Vetting Unit providing the following details:-

• A description of the service provided by the organisation
• The approximate number of personnel requiring vetting per annum
• The level of substantial unsupervised access personnel will have to children and/or vulnerable adults
• Any additional relevant information e.g. organisational literature orcertificates of registration in respect of charitable status
On receipt of this information, the Garda Central Vetting Unit will respond directly to the applicant organisation.

If you are an individual who has been requested by an organisation to provide Garda Vetting you should advise the organisation of the above procedure.


Q / What is the Garda Vetting Procedure for personnel who are subject to Garda Vetting?

A / The procedure is as follows:-

• Personnel who are subject to Garda Vetting will receive a Garda Vetting Application Form from the registered organisation where they are seeking a position.
• The applicant completes the application form and returns it to the Organisation. He or she must sign the form, thereby providing authorisation for the Garda Vetting process.
• An authorised liaison person in the registered organisation sends the form on to the Garda Central Vetting Unit.
• Garda Vetting checks on the applicant are carried out following receipt of the application form at the Garda Central Vetting Unit.
• As a result of these checks a Garda Vetting disclosure is issued directly to the authorised liaison person in the registered organisation.
• An individual vetting subject may obtain a copy of their Garda vetting disclosure from the authorised liaison person in the registered organisation to whom it was issued.
Garda Vetting will only be conducted, and relevant disclosure will only be issued to an authorised liaison person within a registered organisation for Garda Vetting,
predicated on the written authorisation of an individual vetting subject to do so in a Garda Vetting application form.



Q / Does the Garda Central Vetting Unit make decisions in respect of applicants looking for employment in registered organisations?

A / All decisions in respect of the suitability of applicants for positions in registered organisations for Garda vetting are the sole responsibility of the registered organisation concerned.


Q / Has the Garda Central Vetting Unit any input into any decisions made in respect of the suitability of an applicant for a position within a registered organisation?

A / The Garda Central Vetting Unit has no input into any decision made in any registered organisation in respect of the suitability of an applicant for a position within such an organisation.


The Unit can be contacted at:-

Garda Central Vetting Unit/Garda Criminal Records Office
Racecourse Road
Thurles
Co. Tipperary

Tel: Lo-Call 1890 488 488/00353 504 27300

Office Hours: 9am-5pm Monday – Friday

For further information on Irish Nursing Homes in Ireland feel free to check out the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) website.

The address is http://www.hiqa.ie

Below are some links relevant to the nursing home and the healthcare sectors.

What is the Nursing Homes Support Scheme?

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme provides financial support towards the cost of long-term nursing home care. Under the scheme, people who need nursing home care have their income and assets assessed, and then make a contribution towards the cost of their care based on their assessment.

The HSE will pay the rest, if any, of the costs of their care in designated public and approved private nursing homes covered under the scheme. People can choose care in any of the nursing homes included in the scheme provided that the nursing home can cater for the person's particular needs and that it has a place available for the person.


As the budget for this scheme is fixed each year, at times a waiting list for financial support may be in place