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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This newsletter publishes the annual report prepared to outline the efforts of the Diocese of Meath during 2017 to comply with the seven standards for safeguarding children identified by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI).