Pitch and Putt Ireland National Vetting Policy
This is just a reminder to all Pitch and Putt Ireland members who have been vetted by the Garda National Vetting Bureau.
It is the policy of Pitch and Putt Ireland that all individuals must be re-vetted after a period of at least three years.
Who is to be Vetted
All Pitch and Putt Ireland affiliated clubs should have members vetted who work directly with children or vulnerable adults. This is referred to by the Garda National Vetting Bureau as “relevant work or activities”. This is any work or activity which is carried out by a person which consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with, children or vulnerable adults. This shall not apply where a person gives assistance on an occasional basis at a school, sports or community event or activity, other than where such assistance includes the coaching, mentoring, counselling, teaching or training of children or vulnerable adults.
The list of positions that may require an individual to be vetted may include but is not limited to the following:
- Pitch & Putt Coach
- Club Juvenile Officer
- Club Designated Liaison Officer
- County / Regional Board Juvenile Officer
- Club safeguarding officer
- Club juvenile committee members
- County / Regional Board juvenile committee members
So any member who was vetted in 2018 or before needs to be Re-vetted now. All details are available on our website in the Downloads (Child Welfare) section.
If you are unsure when you were last vetted please contact Michael Murphy at [email protected] or 087 2715509