Information for second-level teachers in Ireland.


It is a requirement under the National Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016 (NVB Act) that individuals who work with children and vulnerable persons be vetted by the National Vetting Bureau (the Bureau).

The Teaching Council is the authorised body for administering vetting for teachers in Ireland and is required to assess the vetting disclosure for suitability for registration. The school is required to receive and assess the vetting disclosure for employment purposes.

The Teaching Council has completed the retrospective vetting of teachers who were registered pre-2006. Circular 0016/17 sets out the statutory requirements for retrospective vetting.