New Mandatory Vetting Laws Come in to Force


The National Vetting Bureau Act 2012 came in to effect this week (29th of April).

The Act will provide a legislative basis for the mandatory vetting of persons who wish to undertake certain work or activities relating to children or vulnerable persons or to provide certain services to children or vulnerable persons.

What does this mean for Triathlon Ireland

  1. Coaches/leaders/helpers (paid and unpaid) looking to work on a regular and continuous basis with juniors or vulnerable persons may not commence their role until their Garda vetting application is complete through Triathlon Ireland.
  2. Some convictions will no longer be disclosed and the administrative filter is being replaced by section 14a of the Criminal Justice Act (Spent convictions and certain disclosures) Act 2016.
  3. Relevant ‘specified/soft’ information will be made available in vetting disclosures.

Please click here for our full information document which contains all relevant links and forms.