UPDATED! As of April 4th, 2022, the GAA have changed the Garda Vetting process and all Vetting applications must now be done through the GAA Foireann platform.
You will find further information and details as well as the latest process on the GAA website at https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-safeguarding-and-protection/vetting
In line with best practice in the recruitment and selection of persons to work with children, all Naas GAA coaches and mentors are Garda vetted and are required to attend a child protection workshop (Child Safeguarding 1)
To get Garda vetted please follow the following process:
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How to apply for Vetting in the Gaelic Games Association
Step 1 Logging in to Foireann
Log into your account on Foireann or create an account on Foireann www.foireann.ie
Please click on hyperlink for step by step guidance on how to apply using Foireann and how to create a Foireann account. https://gmssupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360017356359-Logging-into-Foireann
Step 2 Gaelic Games Vetting Invitation Form
Once logged into your account on Foireann please click on the Qualifications and Vetting tab and then click Apply to be Vetted. Please ensure your current details on your profile are correct. Please then select your Club and or Association you wish to be vetted for and the role you are applying for vetting.
It is now a requirement to upload a copy or screenshot of your Photo ID (passport or drivers’ licence) and a proof of your current address in the form of a Utility Bill (no more than 6 months old). You are also required to print and sign the Gaelic Game Vetting Invitation Form https://gmssupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-gb/categories/360002819960-Vetting
and upload this a part of your vetting application. The full list of documents which are accepted for verification can be found here: https://www.gaa.ie/api/pdfs/image/upload/efwiur0hg3sapz40zdvp.pdf
Your Club Children’s Officer will then check your ID Documentation and your signed Gaelic Games Vetting Invitation Form. If the documents are correct your application will be validated by your Club Children’s Officer and submitted to the GAA. If the documents are not correct your Club Children’s Officer will reject your application and you will be required to upload the correct documentation.
Step 3 Completing the National Vetting Bureau EVetting Application form
Once you complete the Gaelic Games Invitation Form the information provided is forwarded to the NVB (National Vetting Bureau) by the GAA and you will receive an on-line NVB Vetting Form to complete. The NVB will issue you with the NVB Vetting Application form. This will be issued to the email address you provided in your Gaelic Games Invitation Form.
Completing this form is a confidential matter between you and the NVB. All sections of the form including current and previous addresses, email address and contact telephone numbers ,information on convictions and prosecutions (if any), plus other information will be required when completing the form. Once all sections of the form have been answered this then completes your application process for E
Vetting in the GAA and within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the GAA to informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application.
Primary Contacts re. Vetting
Childrens Officer: Padraig McPhillips