Vetting Information
Vetting Invitation Form - August 2016

With the commencement of the Vetting Act on April 29th, Garda Vetting is a legal requirement for those who work with children or vulnerable persons.

The vetting application process is now online. The steps that applicants follow are outlined below. The National Vetting Bureau is no longer accepting paper applications from the Diocese.

e-Vetting Steps

Step 1 Vetting applicant completes manually a Vetting Invitation Form (Paper Form), forwards same to Vetting Administrator at Diocesan Office and provides proof of identity to Parish Priest.

Step 2 Applicant will then receive an email with link attached for completion of Vetting Application Form.

Step 3 Applicant completes Vetting Application Form online and submits it online.

Step 4 The Diocese reviews the Vetting Application Form and submits it to the National Vetting Bureau.

Step 5 National Vetting Bureau processes the application.

Step 6 Diocese receives the result of Vetting Process from the National Vetting Bureau and sends the result to applicant.

If the applicant does not have an e-mail address they may submit their application from the e-mail address of a friend or family member.

All who are in contact with children or vulnerable persons, as part of their ministry, are required to undergo Garda Vetting every 3 years.

Attached below are copies of the Garda Vetting Invitation Form

Further information: vettingdiocesan@ardaghdiocese.org or 043 3346432

Vetting Information& Vetting Invitation Form - August 2016


Ardagh & Clonmacnois Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
PDF Copies of Safeguarding Forms for Parishes
Contact Details for Safeguarding Concerns
National Safeguarding Board for the Protection of Children in the Catholic Church
Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2011

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Guidelines - April 2015

Statement of Practice Report
Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnois
Diocesan Response to Recommendations
Audit of Safeguarding Practice in Parishes 2013
Audit of Safeguarding Practice in Parishes 2014
Audit of Safeguarding Practice in Parishes 2015
Diocesan Safeguarding Committee Report 2015
Audit of Safeguarding Practice in Parishes 2016
Diocesan Safeguarding Committee Report 2016