Police Vetting

Any person helping in schools in any way will require Garda Vetting. If you currently help in the school or plan to help in the future (e.g. Sports Day, School Tour, Reading etc) you can complete the Garda Vetting Form available to download here.

Completing the form

  1. Download and complete sections 1 and 2 of the Vetting Invitation Form (NVB1). The school will complete section 3 and sign as the contact person. Important- Please make sure to tick the box at the bottom of section 2 just above where you sign your name. Please ensure that you fill in the form in BLACK PEN. When answering Role Being Vetted For, please put in ‘School tours and assisting with classes’.
  2. Bring in the form with two forms of ID that total 100 points to the school office. There is a points system of verification of identity where 100 points must be reached. Please see the ‘Proof of Identity’ table below that indicates the points per form of identification. One form of identification should be photographic. The school will photocopy these IDs and return them to you.
  3. The school regularly submits applications for vetting for our volunteers.
  4. The school will be informed if individual vetting applications have been successful and will retain for records.
  5. This process will need to be repeated every four years.

We rely on the good will and help of parents and therefore appreciate your efforts to get Garda Vetted.

Those previously Garda Vetting in the last four years through the school need not fill in the new form at the moment. If you are Garda Vetted through another organization you will also need to be Garda Vetted through the school.

Proof of Identity

At least two forms of identification must be produced to validate the identity of the applicant when completing the application. One of these should be photographic where possible. There is a points system for the verification of identity where 100 points must be reached. Different forms of identification are weighted with a sliding scale of points (see below). The National Vetting Bureau requires that copies of all proof of identity are retained for the validity of the vetting.

Identification

Score

Irish driving license or learner permit (new credit card format)

80

Irish Public Services Card

80

Passport (from country of citizenship)

70

Irish certificate of naturalisation

50

Birth certificate

50

Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) card

50

National Identity Card (for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens)

50

Irish driving licence or learner permit (old paper format)

40

Employment ID

• ID card issued by employer (with name and address)

• ID card issued by employer (name only)

 

35

25

Letter from employer (within last two years confirming name and address)

35

P60, P45 or Payslip (with home address)

35

Utility bill e.g. gas, electricity, television, broadband (must not be less than 6 months old. Printed online bills are acceptable. Mobile phone bills are not acceptable)

35

Public services card/social services card/medical card (no photograph)

25

Public services card/social services card/medical card (with photograph)

40

Bank/Building Society/Credit Union statement

35

Credit/debit cards/passbooks (only one per institution)

25

National age card (issued by An Garda Siochana)

25

Membership card

• Club, union or trade, professional bodies

• Educational institution

 

25

25

Correspondence

• From an educational institution/SUSI/CAO

• From an insurance company regarding an active policy

• From a bank/credit union or government body or state agency

 

20

20

20

Children under 16 years (any one of the following)

• Birth certificate

• Passport

• Written statement by a the Principal confirming attendance at educational institution on a letter head of that institution

 

100

100

100

Recent arrival in Ireland (less than 6 weeks)

100

Vetting Subject is unable to achieve 100 points**

100