Programmes that require Garda Vetting
Maynooth University requires students to be vetted by the National Vetting Bureau before they fully complete their registration as a student of the University for the programmes of study listed below (this list is subject to review):
MH116 Bachelor of Social Science (Community and Youth Work) (full-time)
MH802 Bachelor of Social Science (Community and Youth Work) (part-time)
MH209 Bachelor of Science (Psychology through Science)
MH212 Bachelor of Science (Science with Education)
MH212 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics with Education)
MH212 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Computer Science with Education)
MH001 Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)
MH002 Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching- Gaeltacht)
MH801 Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning)
Students on the 'Think about Teaching' certificate programme.
Research work at certificate, diploma or bachelors degree level in any department/institute involving children or vulnerable persons.
Higher Diploma in Further Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (School Guidance Counselling)
Postgraduate Diploma in Inclusive and Special Education
Professional Master of Education (Post-Primary)
Professional Master of Education (Primary)
Master of Social Science (Community and Youth Work)
Master of Social Science (Social Work)
Postgraduate research work in any department/institute involving children or vulnerable persons.
Activities that require Garda Vetting
Students intending to undertake certain activities and/or voluntary work with departments/offices at Maynooth University, where they may have access to children and/or vulnerable persons will also be required to be vetted. The relevant department/office at Maynooth University will provide Vetting Invitation Forms (NVB 1) to the relevant students where required.
There are 3 main stages to the eVetting process:
|Vetting Invitation Form
Vetting Invitation Form (NVB 1)
Applicants who have been provisionally offered, and have accepted a place on the relevant programmes of study at Maynooth University are sent a Vetting Invitation Form (NVB 1) by the relevant academic department at Maynooth University. This form will be accompanied by a check list and guidelines on how to complete the form and can be returned directly to your department at Maynooth University.
The Student Vetting Office inputs the information on the student from the Vetting Invitation Form (NVB 1) into the eVetting database. Students will then receive an email from the National Vetting Bureau (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a link to their online vetting application. This link will expire after 30 days. Step-by-step instructions on how to complete the online vetting application are available in the National Vetting Bureau User Guide. You can then track your application in real time online.
The National Vetting Bureau returns a Vetting Disclosure document to the Student Vetting Office once the vetting application has been completed. The Student Vetting Office will review the disclosure, and following a successful outcome, they will make the Vetting Disclosure available to the student in a timely manner and update the relevant department/office at Maynooth University.
The Maynooth University Policy for Vetting Students is available to view here. This policy is currently under review (September 2019).
The National Vetting Bureau (Children and vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 provide a legislative basis for the mandatory vetting of persons who wish to undertake certain work or activities relating to children or vulnerable persons or to provide certain services to children or vulnerable persons.
What is the definition of a child in the Act?
A 'child' is defined as a person under the age of 18 years.
What is the definition of a vulnerable person in the Act?
A '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.
The relevant Acts are available to view below.
The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012
The Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016