IN LINE WITH NEW CHILD PROTECTION LEGISLATION ALL PARENTS, COACHES, COMMITTEE WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH A NEW GARDA VETTING PROCEDURE WHICH REQUIRES THAT EACH PERSON PROVIDES IDENTIFICATION (PASSPORT/DRIVING LICENCE)
Those who have been successfully vetted using the previous system are valid until their vetting is due for renewal – at which point the new system will be required. An approval letter from BI needs to have been received.
All those who are to be Garda Vetting under the organisation of Basketball Ireland MUST be registered members of Basketball Ireland for the season that they are being vetted in and they must input their valid BI Pin on the BI Garda Vetting Identification Form Section 1. Any forms received that do not provide valid BI Pins will be sent back to the applicant unprocessed. If an individual is a volunteer within a club, they must register as same and input a short description on what they do in the club that deems vetting necessary eg. Helping the coach with underage training sessions etc.
National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016
The above act took effect from 29th April, 2016. The previous Garda Vetting form can no longer be used as the Vetting Bureau can no longer process them. All Garda Vetting must be on the new forms which are downloadable below & must be accompanied with a completed BI Garda Vetting ID form along with copies of the original ID’s witnessed at ground level (Section 2 to be completed by the witness).
Other Vetting Information:
Lost Successful Letters Can be retrieved from Basketball Ireland
In the event that a club member has lost their letter, they can email the BI Liaison Person, detailing their name, date of birth and postal address and the BI Liaison Person can re-issue the letter to the applicant. The current Authorised Signatory email address is email@example.com (Rory Wall)
Club checking the vetting situation of their current members
If a club wants to check the status of their current members, the Child Protection Officer should email the BI Authorised Signatory detailing the names, postal addresses and date of birth for each member that requires checking. Please ensure that you email from the address that was supplied to BI in the recent Child Protection Officer Survey for security reasons. The Authorised signatory will reply as to the status by return mail in a timely manner.
To Download A Template to complete to check your existing members vetting status, click HERE. Fill out the details for each member and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
E Vetting is on it’s way!
The Garda Vetting Unit is developing an electronic based Garda Vetting System which will eliminate a lot of the returned vetting forms due to errors as it will only allow correctly completed applications to proceed. There will be a 5 piece of information “Vetting Invite” that must be filled out by the applicant and sent to Basketball Ireland along with proof of identity (such as copy of a passport/driving licence and utility bill). Once the invite is successfully processed at BI, the Garda Vetting system will generate an email link that allows the applicant to input the rest of the required information online. Further information will be publicised on the website closer to the time of implementation as this system is not yet operational.
Information on Garda Vetting
It is extremely important that the Garda Vetting Authorised Signatory and Child Protection Officer have valid contact details for each club’s Child Protection Officer and Designated Person for obvious reasons. If any of your details change or you have any queries or suggestions, please do so via email to Deirdre Wolfe using email address: email@example.com.