Garda Vetting is required by all Instructors/Managers/Carers in AIRE Approved Riding Centres
Horse Sport Ireland is registered with the Garda Central Vetting Unit to process vetting applications for relevant individuals resident in the ROI. The GCVU provides the only official vetting service in the Republic of Ireland. The Garda Vetting system in operation in Horse Sport Ireland is in line with the best practice for safeguarding children in Sport.
The National Vetting Bureau Act was signed by the President of Ireland on 26th December 2012. Section 12 of the Act prohibits the engagement of persons to do relevant work or activities relating to children or vulnerable persons, unless that person has been subject to the vetting procedures under the Act. Essentially, once this Act commences, it will be an offence to work/volunteer with Children or Vulnerable Adults if the person is not vetted.
The commencement of this Act will coincide with the introduction of E-Vetting. More information regarding the E-Vetting process for Horse Sport Ireland will be available in the near future
Re-vetting and retrospective vetting of current volunteers, coaches or employees is to be determined by the Minister at a future date.
An overview of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 is available. You can see the full copy of the Act at the following link: http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/acts/2012/a4712.pdf
Who Needs To Be Vetted?
If you are resident in Northern Ireland you will need to undergo an AccessNI Vetting. All persons, in paid or voluntary roles within Horse Sport Ireland or any of its affiliates, with access to children or vulnerable adults in an unsupervised manner on a continual basis are required to be vetted. It is also a requirement that all Coaches accredited by Horse Sport Ireland have a Garda Vetting Check. Furthermore, in accordance with the policies and procedures set out in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Youth Sports in Horse Sport Ireland Garda Vetting is a vital component of our Recruitment and Selection Process.
Garda Vetting Policy
A copy of the Horse Sport Ireland Garda Vetting Policy and Garda Vetting Flow Chart for our Affiliates can be viewed on Horse Sport Ireland website.
Garda Vetting Form
Within Horse Sport Ireland your Garda Vetting will stand for five years, however, there will be a requirement to be re-vetted on any change of position or after five years, this requirement is also subject to change if any alteration to the current legislation occurs. Horse Sport Ireland retains the right to request a re-vetting of persons at any stage.
• Please read the following document containing Guidelines for completing the Horse Sport Ireland Garda Vetting Form.
Guidelines for Completing your Garda Vetting Form 2015
• The Horse Sport Ireland Garda Vetting form is available for individuals required to undergo the process.
HSI Garda Vetting Form 2015
• If you are a Horse Sport Ireland Coach – please use the relevant form on the Horse Sport Ireland website. This is special form. Please download HSI Garda Vetting Form 2015 – Coaches
• If you wish to apply for Garda Vetting and are over 16 and under 18 years of age you will also need to submit the Parent/Guardian Consent Form. Please download Parent Guardian Consent Form 2015 from Horse Sport Ireland website.
Horse Sport Ireland Garda Vetting Process
• Persons required to be vetted download the form from the AIRE or Horse Sport Ireland Website.
• All sections of the form are completed in BLOCK CAPITALS by the applicant.
• The completed form is returned in an envelope marked confidential for the attention of Triona Connors.
• Correctly completed forms are signed by the AS and sent to the Garda Central Vetting Unit to be processed. Incomplete forms are returned to the applicant to be amended.
• The GCVU return forms to the AS. (Current turn around time is 4 weeks)
• The AS records applicants details on the Database and forwards a letter of acceptance to the individual applicant. (This letter indicates; Name of applicant, Status of Check, GCVU ID Number and Date of Renewal)
• It is the responsibility of the applicant to show the said letter to the relevant Affiliate.
- See more at: http://www.horsesportireland.ie/governance/garda-vetting/#sthash.y0msi2En.dpuf