Vetting Act – Schedule 1 – Part 2

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Please use this section of our website as a guide. Always refer to the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 for the most up to date information.

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As Garda Vetting Liaison’s for your organisation it is your responsibility to ensure you are vetting in accordance with the law. This schedule of the act outlines the relevant work that requires vetting when dealing with VULNERABLE PERSONS. If the role being vetted for involves necessary and regular contact with vulnerable persons please outline the part of the schedule the role corresponds to in your submission.

e.g. Part 2 (4) if the role was social befriender to vulnerable person where they meet on a regular basis. – bold below for illustration purposes[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Part 2″ title_size=”24″][vc_column_text]1. 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, vulnerable persons in—

( a) a school or centre of education, both within the meaning of the Education Act 1998, unless, in the case of a centre of education, the work or activity is merely incidental to work or activities undertaken in relation to persons who are not vulnerable persons,

( b) any hospital or care centre which receives, treats or otherwise which provides services to vulnerable persons,

( c) a designated centre within the meaning of section 2 of the Health Act 2007, in so far as it relates to an institution at which residential services are provided to vulnerable persons,

( d) an approved centre within the meaning of Part 5 of the Mental Health Act 2001.

2. Any work or activity which consists of treatment, therapy or counselling provided to a vulnerable person by a person in the course of that work or activity.

3. Any work or activity which consists of the care (including the provision of health and personal social services and essential domestic services) of vulnerable persons unless the care is merely incidental to the care of persons who are not vulnerable persons.

4. Any work or activity which consists of the provision of educational, training, cultural, recreational, leisure, social or physical activities (whether or not for commercial or any other consideration) to vulnerable persons unless the provision of educational, training, cultural, recreational, leisure, social or physical activities is merely incidental to the provision of educational, training, cultural, recreational, leisure, social or physical activities to persons who are not vulnerable persons.

5. Any work or activity which consists of the provision of advice, guidance or developmental services (including by means of electronic interactive communications) to vulnerable persons unless the provision of the advice, guidance or developmental service is merely incidental to the provision of those services to persons who are not vulnerable persons.

6. Work as a driver of a public service vehicle which is being used only for the purpose of conveying vulnerable persons.

7. Any work or activity as a minister or priest or any other person engaged in the advancement of F20 [ any religious beliefs to vulnerable persons unless such work or activity is merely incidental to the advancement of religious beliefs to persons who are not vulnerable persons ].

8. The provision by a person, whether or not for commercial or other consideration, of accommodation for a vulnerable person in his or her own home.

9. Any research work or activities (howsoever described) carried out in a university, institute of technology or other establishment at which third level education is provided where a necessary and regular part of the research work or activity involves contact with or access to vulnerable persons.

10. Any assessment of a person’s suitability to act as a care representative under section 21 of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009.

11. Any application by a person to carry on or manage a designated centre both within the meaning of section 2 of the Health Act 2007.

12. Any work or activity which is carried on by a person, a necessary and regular part of which requires the person to have access to, or contact with, vulnerable persons pursuant to the following enactments:

( a) Medical Practitioners Act 2007;

( b) Nurses Act 1985;

( c) Nurses and Midwives Act 2011;

( d) Dentists Act 1985;

( e) Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005;

( f) Pharmacy Act 2007;

( g) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (Establishment) Order 2000 ( S.I. No. 109 of 2000);

( h) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (Establishment) Order 2000 (Amendment) Order 2004 ( S.I. No. 575 of 2004).

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