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.”
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- Annual Reports available here.
- Reviews [2013 and 2020] of Safeguarding Practice by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland available here.
- A diocesan newsletter is prepared for volunteers, parish staff and parents. Recently published newsletters are available for download here [in a new window]
Newsletters should be distributed widely, especially among volunteers and parents.