AN Garda Síochána is
advising statutory, voluntary and community
organisations in Inishowen that work with children
and vulnerable people of the need, for them, to be
compliant with vetting legislation.
Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John
Twomey said that the Garda National Vetting Bureau
has established a compliance unit that will be
conducting regular checks on organisations to ensure
they are adhering to their statutory obligations.
"Vetting is a core policing function. And that
function is the protection of children and
vulnerable people. As such, vetting can be seen as
often the first line of defence in keeping children
and vulnerable people safe. That is why we take such
care to make sure we get our vetting right,” said
"In the first instance, the focus of compliance will
be to promote best practice amongst relevant
organisations, for example, through the facilitation
of knowledge sharing amongst relevant organisations
where good practice has been established."
"But where there are significant and repeated
failings then investigations will take place and
prosecutions may be recommended.” added Deputy