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Vetting in the Camogie Association

The Camogie Association has a long-established principle of vetting any person who, on our behalf, works with children or vulnerable adults in our Association. This principle is enshrined in rule through our Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport and has become part of the overall recruitment and selection process for those who wish to work with us in Camogie, in a voluntary or paid role.

Vetting services for the Association are currently overseen by the National Childrens Officer while Ulster GAA acts on our behalf in co-ordinating AccessNI services.

Our international units are obliged to adhere to the legislative vetting and police background checks that are required in the jurisdiction in which they operate.

Who needs to be vetted?

Any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age must be vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games. Thereafter, each club shall decide if other roles merit a person being vetted.

To submit a Garda E-Vetting Application please click HERE

To submit an Access NI E-Vetting Application please click HERE

For further instructions please see the below information:

Legislation

The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 – 2016 commenced on 29th April 2016 and from that date a statutory obligation was placed upon the Camogie Association to ensure that all persons who on our behalf undertook ‘relevant work’ with children has been vetted prior to taking up that role in Ireland.

The term ‘relevant work’ in the Camogie Association includes any role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.

Is it an offence if you are not vetted?

It is a criminal offence, for a person acting on behalf of the Camogie Association, or for the Camogie Association to permit any person to commence working with children on behalf of the Association without that person first obtaining a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau in respect of the role for which they have been recruited.

What if the vetting applicant is under 18 years of age?

Vetting services are available to any person over 16 yrs. of age fulfilling a role of responsibility with children or vulnerable adults. A parental consent form NVB Parent-Guardian Consent Form must be completed, for applicants between 16 and 18 yrs of age

E-Vetting

E-Vetting replaces all previous paper vetting systems which also brings us in line with similar e-vetting services as co-ordinated by Ulster GAA for AccessNI.

How can you be vetted through the Camogie Association?

Vetting for a member of the Camogie Association involves 3 easy to follow steps as follows:

Step 1
The initial application vetting process at Club level. You must in the first instance complete the Camogie Association E-Vetting ID Form

This form compels you to provide proof of your identity to the Club Children’s Officer, who must verify that they have received the ID verification as required. The ID verification may be retained by the Club Children’s Officer for the duration of the e-vetting process or it may be attached by you at Step 2 to the Online E-Vetting Application Form.

The primary purpose of this form is for you to provide your name, address, club, role for which you applied, and to present your ID (e.g. copy of your passport plus a utility bill showing your current address) plus a valid e-mail address for future reference. The full list of documents which are accepted for verification can be found here.

Step 2
Completing the Vetting Application form. The Online E-Vetting Application Form can be completed HERE for Garda Vetting or HERE for Access NI Vetting.

Once you complete the Online E-Vetting Application Form the information provided is forwarded to the NVB by the Camogie Association and you will receive an Online NVB Vetting Form to complete.

The details entered will be e-mailed back to you, for your own records. Your Club Secretary will also receive an e-mail informing him/her that you have applied as a member of the club, to be issued with the NVB Vetting Application Form.

Step 3
The NVB will issue you with the NVB Vetting Application form. This will be issued to the e-mail address you provided in Step 2.

Completing this form is a confidential matter between you and the NVB. All sections of the form including current and previous addresses, e-mail 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 Camogie Association. Within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the Camogie Association informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application.

You and your Club Secretary will be notified when the vetting process has been completed.

Should you have any queries please contact gardavetting@camogie.ie

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