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Garda Vetting Unit

Information about Garda Vetting

The Garda Central Vetting Unit conducts Garda Vetting for organisations that have been registered with it. The Unit is the single point of contact in An Garda Síochána to conduct Garda Vetting.  


Garda vetting is conducted in respect of personnel working in a full-time, part-time, voluntary or student placement capacity in a position in a registered organisation, through which they have unsupervised access to children and/or vulnerable adults. Garda Vetting is conducted only on behalf of registered organisations and is not conducted for individual persons on a personal basis.


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 or certificates 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 get Garda Vetting you should advise the organisation of the above procedure. 


Garda Vetting Procedure