Our club is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We will take all practicable steps to protect them from discernible forms of abuse, from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings. Killoe GAA, as members of the GAA and LGFA, recognises that in accordance with legislation and with the requirements of our Codes and Rules that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. Our club aims to ensure that all children and young people have a positive, developmental and enjoyable experience of Gaelic Games and when participating in our activities that they do so, as far as is practicable, in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Our club is committed to safeguarding the well-being of its members. We encourage ‘best practice’ in the playing of our games and endeavour to provide an environment and ethos which will at all times, show respect and understanding for members rights, safety and health and well-being. We aim to assist all our players in maximising their potential. Our philosophy is to play in a spirit of fair play and sportsmanship. It is the responsibility of all members to be familiar with the guidelines set out in the code of conduct and for parents/ guardians to explain and enforce this code of conduct with their own children.
Information on Garda Vetting:
In the GAA any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 years of age must be vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games. Here are the steps to apply for Garda vetting:
Step 1 Logging in to Foireann
Log into your account on Foireann or create an account.
Step 2 Gaelic Games Vetting Invitation Form
Once logged into your account on Foireann please click on the ‘Qualifications and Vetting‘ tab and then click ‘Apply‘ to be vetted. Please ensure your current details on your profile are correct. Please then select your Club and or Association you wish to be vetted for and the role you are applying for vetting.
It is now a requirement to upload a copy or screenshot of your Photo ID (passport or drivers’ licence) and a proof of your current address in the form of a Utility Bill (no more than six months old). You are also required to print and sign the Gaelic Game Vetting ID Validation Form and upload this a part of your vetting application.
Your Club Children’s Officer will then check your ID Documentation and your signed Gaelic Games Vetting ID Validation Form. If the documents are correct your application will be validated by your Club Children’s Officer and submitted to the GAA. If the documents are not correct your Club Children’s Officer will reject your application and you will be required to upload the correct documentation.
Step 3 Completing the National Vetting Bureau eVetting Application form
Once you complete the Gaelic Games Invitation Form the information provided is forwarded to the NVB by the GAA and you will receive an on-line NVB Vetting Form to complete. The NVB will issue you with the NVB Vetting Application form. This will be issued to the email address you provided in your Gaelic Games Invitation Form.
Completing this form is a confidential matter between you and the NVB. All sections of the form including current and previous addresses, email address and contact telephone numbers, information on convictions and prosecutions (if any), plus other information will be required when completing the form.
Once all sections of the form have been answered, this then completes your application process for e-Vetting in the GAA and within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the GAA to inform you as to the outcome of the vetting application.