FAI Garda Vetting


All teachers taking school teams competing in FAI Schools competitions need to be Garda Vetted through the Football Association of Ireland. Please comply with the legislation.

It has been confirmed by the Department of Justice and Equality that commencement orders for the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 have been signed. The Act commenced on the 29th of April 2016.


Garda vetting has been an FAI Rule for all those working with children and or vulnerable persons (in a paid or voluntary capacity) for a number of years now. Therefore, this legislation simply places existing FAI practices on a statutory footing.  Please see FAI Rule 75 and the FAI Child Welfare Policy for more information.  If a person is not Garda vetted through the FAI, they should not undertake any work in a paid or voluntary capacity with children or vulnerable persons in football.

For new Garda vetting applications, individuals can only use the new Garda vetting form and the Garda vetting ID validation form which is below.  To fully submit an application they need to send their Garda vetting form and copies of their identification to: Child Welfare, Football Association of Ireland, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15.

Garda vetting applications cannot be processed if information is incomplete on the forms or documentation is missing.

If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17 the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form which is attached.  Failure to do so will deem the application invalid and it will not be processed.

Fai Garda Vetting Form (July 2014)

NVB 3 Parent Guardian Consent Form


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