From the date of commencement of the legislation on 27 April 2016, it is a criminal offence to allow anyone to engage in work with children or vulnerable adults, without having them vetted first.
The law sets out circumstances that require vetting, defined as:
Any work or activity which is carried out by a person, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with, children.
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This newsletter outlines the dates for forthcoming training in the Diocese of Meath; plans for Safeguarding Awareness Day; and a reminder of how best to respond to concerns and complaints relating to child safeguarding. This newsletter should be distributed widely, especially among volunteers and parents.