Changes to garda vetting system

Cork County Board children’s officer Eoghan O’Connor wishes to inform clubs about a change to the garda vetting system.

In an email sent to all clubs he said: “I am writing to inform you that GAA garda vetting will be moving to a new vetting system on March 31. The new system has been built into Foireann.

“The current system has closed. This is to allow each county process the current applications on their site. The garda vetting system will then be part of Foireann and it is through this system that a coach/mentor will in the future apply to be vetted.

“The new system will permit the Children’s Officer access to confirm when a person is vetted.

“The CO will also play a key role by validating the ID documentation of each club application before it will be processed. The closure of the site is not to create any alarm amongst our members but to allow all applications currently on the system to be processed along with the current applications being processed by the National Vetting Bureau.

“I thank you for your ongoing work in all matters regarding child welfare in your clubs and I regret any inconvenience this may cause in your club.”