New Garda Vetting Legislation

The issue

New legislation on Garda vetting was introduced by the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012-2016 which impacted the staff and volunteers of all organisations working with children and vulnerable adults.

What PILA did

PILA organised a cross-organisational Legal Education Session, presented by Special Rapporteur on Child Protection Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, to give an overview of the new legislation.

The result

The session was attended by 38 staff from 26 NGOs, including frontline, policy, logistics and human resource employees. Participants gained clarity on how the new vetting regime could impact their organisations’ existing policies and procedures, and found the session “very clear & very informative”, “very valuable to have access to such expertise”, “extremely clear, very well presented and all questions answered clearly”.

Sustaining Partners