INFORMATION REGARDING STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR RETROSPECTIVE VETTING

It is the responsibility of each relevant school authority to familiarise themselves with Circular 0016/2017 and with the retrospective vetting requirements of the Vetting Act and to have in place the necessary policy, procedures and practices to ensure compliance with both the Vetting Act and Circular 0016/2017. In particular, school authorities should be aware of the criminal offences that apply in respect of non-compliance with the Vetting Act’s obligations in respect of retrospective vetting.

Circular 0016/2017 – Statutory Requirements for the retrospective vetting of teaching staff, non-teaching staff and others(published February 2017) outlines the retrospective vetting requirements that apply to school authorities along with the practical arrangements to support such vetting.

An FAQ document to assist schools with queries in relation to the circular is also available.