- All private practice iacat members MUST have garda vetting.
- Best practice recommends that you are vetted every three (3) years.
- Garda Vetting is a legal requirement for all people working directly with children and vulnerable adults, under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016
The term ‘Vulnerable Person’ is legally defined as follows; “ vulnerable person ” means a person, other than a child, who—
(a) is suffering from a disorder of the mind, whether as a result of mental illness or dementia,
(b) has an intellectual disability,
(c) is suffering from a physical impairment, whether as a result of injury, illness or age, or
(d) has a physical disability,which is of such a nature or degree—
(i) as to restrict the capacity of the person to guard himself or herself against harm by another person, or
(ii) that results in the person requiring assistance with the activities of daily living including dressing, eating, walking, washing and bathing
- Members who also work in institutions may be vetted through schools, hospitals, youth services etc. but this is specific to that institute. You MUST also hold seperate private practice vetting if you are in private practice.