Working with Children and need Garda Vetting!  Maybe we can help you!


The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016 commenced on 29th April, 2016 and from that date it is mandatory for all persons working with children and vulnerable adults to be Garda Vetted.
It is now a criminal offence for a person who engages in work with children & vulnerable adults (or employs another person) to do so, without first obtaining a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau.

It is no longer possible or permissible for an individual to have a vetting application processed for themselves. Vetting applications will only be accepted from organisations who have been recognised by the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) to fulfill such functions.

Garda Vetting Application Form

The Alliance of Irish Dance Teachers (AIDT) has been formed to enable Teachers of Irish Dance to obtain an Independent Garda Vetting Certificate for all teachers and assistant teachers within their Dancing School. The AIDT is recognised by the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) for this function.

Any Teacher working with children or vulnerable adults will be obliged by law to have a Garda Vetting Certificate. You will also be obliged to ensure that any person working on your behalf/employed by you to work with children or vulnerable adults has been Garda Vetted. To Apply:

  1. Download and print application form (above) and complete fully and return it by post to: AIDT, Teach Cora, Market St., Corofin, Co. Clare. When completing addresses where you have resided, approx. dates (just the year) will suffice.
  2. Attach a copy of your passport to the application (certified by your local Garda).
  3. Forms received by AIDT will be checked and despatched to the GCVU.
  4. Certification will be issued to the applicant by the AIDT on receipt of clearance being received from GCVU. At present it is taking the GCVU 4 weeks to process forms.
  5. Garda Vetting will be renewed every three years and you will be notified by the AIDT when renewal of your vetting is required.
  6. AIDT will inform you of any changes or amendments made in legislation which Irish Dance Teachers need to be aware of.
  7. Garda Vetting Fee is €100. 

This service is available to all teachers involved in any form of Irish Dance (sean-nós, set, céilí, step dancing) and other people working with children who require Garda Vetting.

All dealings with the AIDT are in the strictest confidence.