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Vetting

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-ordinat