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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Garda Vetting Workshop for Sports Clubs & Youth Groups

Waterford Sports Partnership is hosting a Workshop on the National Garda Vetting Bureau Act 2012 Implications for Sports Clubs and Organisations. Are you working in a voluntary capacity with young people or vulnerable persons in sport and physical activity?
Want to find out more about upcoming changes in legislation with regard to Garda Vetting?

To assist clubs in understanding the requirements placed upon them by this proposed new Act, Waterford Sports Partnership has organised an information workshop for sports clubs and organisations. Under the proposed new National Vetting Bureau Act (Children & Vulnerable Persons) 2012, all sport club members i.e. coaches, trainers, mentors etc who provide sports activities to children and persons who are in direct contact with children or vulnerable persons on an ongoing and regular basis need to be garda vetted.

The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 will provide a legislative basis for the mandatory vetting of persons who wish to undertake certain work or activities relating to children or vulnerable persons. This seminar will set out to answer questions such as the following that many sport clubs have:
  •  Who will need to be Garda Vetted?
  •  What action should the club take now?
  •  Whose responsibility is it to ensure vetting is carried out?
Bernie Priestley, Head of Code of Ethics with the Irish Sports Council and a representative from a national sporting body will outline the procedures sports clubs are required to take to ensure all appropriate volunteers and coaches are vetted, and to address any questions you may have. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have a greater understanding of the new requirements in relation to Garda Vetting for volunteers.

The Workshop will take place on Thursday 30th May 2013 from 7 to 9pm
at the Auditorium, WIT
Campus, Cork Road, Waterford.

Attendance at the workshop is free of charge and is open to all who work with young people in the sporting world.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting
Waterford Sports Partnership at 058 21194 or by downloading an application form here:
and returning it by email to or by post to
Waterford Sports Partnership, Civic Offices Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.  Tel: 058 21190
Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford.  Tel: 051 849855
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