Eco Group in the education sector

Following the commencement of the National Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 to 2016 on the April 29th 2016, (referred to as the Act) the central vetting unit will change its name to the National Vetting Bureau.

We are currently working with the National Vetting Bureau to ensure all our staff are cleared to work in the education sector under the new guidelines.

Vetting is a cornerstone of any child welfare strategy and is important to us as a company when recruiting people who work with children or vulnerable persons


"Garda vetting for people applying to work with children or vulnerable people will be completed within days rather than weeks under a new “e-vetting” system which went live on Friday.

The online system, which has been in development for two years, was formally launched following the commencement of new legislation on mandatory vetting this week.

Assistant Garda Commissioner Jack Nolan said the legislation would reduce risk in society, both for individuals and for organisations working with them.

He said that when the Garda Central Vetting Unit was established in 2005, there were about 1,500 vetting applications per year. Last year, there were more than 350,000, or 30,000 per month.

The new system was a “very welcome development” and would bring benefits of speed, accuracy, automatic validation of applications, and metrics to allow organisations monitor their vetting process."

Irish Times May 4th 2016