Garda Vetting

Garda vetting has been an FAI Rule for all those working with children and or vulnerable persons (in a paid or voluntary capacity) for a number of years now. Therefore, this legislation simply places existing FAI practices on a statutory footing. Please see FAI Rule 75 and the FAI Child Welfare Policy for more information. If you are not Garda vetted through the FAI, you should not undertake any work in a paid or voluntary capacity with children or vulnerable persons in football.

For new Garda vetting applications, you should fully complete all sections of the FAI Garda vetting form available for download below.

In this document you will find a Garda vetting ID validation form, in addition to a Vetting Invitation form.

You should complete and return your Garda vetting ID validation form, Vetting Invitation form and copies of your verified identification in an enveloped marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to: Child Welfare, Football Association of Ireland, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15.

Upon receipt of your Vetting Invitation Form, Garda ID Validation form and copies of your verified ID the FAI will email you an invitation to complete the remainder of your Garda vetting application online. Following this, you will receive a tracking number which you can use to track the current status of your Garda vetting application.

If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17, the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form (NVB 3).

It has been confirmed by the Department of Justice and Equality that commencement orders for the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 have been signed.
The Act commenced on the 29th April 2016.