Garda Vetting (€25)

Garda Vetting for iacat members

Please read the following information carefully before applying.


  • All private practice iacat members MUST have garda vetting.
  • Best practice recommends that you are vetted every three (3) years. 
  • Garda Vetting is a legal requirement for all people working directly with children and vulnerable adults, under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016
  • The term ‘Vulnerable Person’ is legally defined as follows; “ vulnerable person ” means a person, other than a child, who—

    (a) is suffering from a disorder of the mind, whether as a result of mental illness or dementia,

  (b) has an intellectual disability,

  (c) is suffering from a physical impairment, whether as a result of injury, illness or age, or

  (d) has a physical disability,which is of such a nature or degree—

       (i) as to restrict the capacity of the person to guard himself or herself against harm by another person, or

       (ii) that results in the person requiring assistance with the activities of daily living including dressing, eating, walking, washing and bathing

  • Members who also work in institutions may be vetted through schools, hospitals, youth services etc. but this is specific to that institute. You MUST also hold seperate private practice vetting if you are in private practice.

Applying for private practice garda vetting

NB Please ensure to keep Proof of Postage for your records and to forward documents to IACAT immediately on application

The whole process must be completed with a 6 month period

  1. Your processing fee (€25) must be paid in advance using the online payment button.
  2. Download the Vetting application form and Garda ID Check List  
  3. Make sure to:-
    (a) TICK the small box at the end of the application form AND 
    (b) ensure it is physically signed. (no digital signature allowed)
    If either is missing applications will be rejected by the garda vetting bureau.
  4. Please read the ID check list carefully and provide appropriate copies enclosed with your application form. 
  5. Post your completed application form and ID copies to:  
    IACAT, 71 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2, D02 P593.
  6. Contact Stephanie on 087 9921746 or with any questions. 


Forms to Download 

Garda Vetting Application Form IACAT  100 Point Checklist

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