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16 May 2019

Garda Vetting Information Briefing

Target Audience

Senior managers/Board members/HR staff/ Volunteers.

Outline

This briefing session aims to provide an understanding of the legal requirements of Garda vetting legislation and best practice in the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers.

Instructor

Olive Ring

Olive Ring’s qualifications include an honours Degree in Social Science, Higher Diploma in youth and community work and a Masters in Applied Social Studies. She was first employed as a youth worker and then manager, and moved into the area of child protection while employed in Barnardos.

For 8 years until 2018 Olive was employed as the National Child Protection Manager (National Youth Council of Ireland) for the youth work sector, with responsibility for supporting the 40,000 volunteers and 1500 youth work professionals with their child protection and safeguarding responsibilities.

Outcomes

Participants should leave with a better understanding of:

  • The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012-2016.
  • Who requires vetting
  • How the vetting system operates
  • Other considerations when recruiting staff and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults.

Fees

€70Nonprofit Organisation
€60Carmichael Resident Organisation
€80Statutory/Corporate Organisation

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