How to apply

vettingThe National Recruitment Federation Garda Vetting Service:

The National Recruitment Federation is an authorised signatory for Garda Vetting, which is established since 2007.

We have an agreement with the Garda Central Vetting Unit to act as a central co-ordinator for all employment agencies in Ireland that require candidates to be vetted. Vetting can only be done on individuals who will have access to Children or Vulnerable Adults or where the law requires it.

This NRF service, which has a dedicated manager, operates very successfully for all parties concerned. Over 84,000 applications have been processed for over 274 organisations in the 7 years that the NRF has provided this service.

Due to its success the NRF has been asked to extend the facility to other organisations that require the service.

Before an agency can use the service they must undertake a training course delivered by the Garda Vetting Service Manager. This course is designed to ensure that application forms are completed correctly and therefore rejections are kept to a minimum, that the agency is fully aware of its rights and responsibilities regarding vetting and also what to do if an application comes back with disclosures of criminal convictions.

If you are a member of the NRF you can download the Garda Vetting form on the member resources page.

If you are not a member please contact the NRF vetting service by:



Information About Garda Vetting:

The Garda Central Vetting Unit conducts Garda Vetting for organisations that have been registered with it. The Unit is the single point of contact in An Garda Síochána to conduct Garda Vetting.

Garda vetting is conducted in respect of personnel working in a full-time, part-time, and voluntary or student placement capacity in a position in a registered organisation, through which they have unsupervised access to children and/or vulnerable adults. Garda Vetting is conducted only on behalf of registered organisations and is not conducted for individual persons on a personal basis.

The National Recruitment Federation (NRF) is one of these registered organisations and provides a service to obtain vetting from the Garda vetting unit to the recruitment industry and organisations who recruit staff that will work or have access to vulnerable adults and children.