Garda Vetting / Access NI

Mountaineering Ireland follows safe recruitment procedures in the case of all volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults. To view the Mountaineering Ireland Safeguarding Policy, please click here.

The process ensure that all volunteers provide referees to vouch for their character and credentials, and undergo a background check.

1. Complete the Mountaineering Ireland Volunteer/Provider Application Form and return to Mountaineering Ireland at the relevant address below:

2. Complete a code of conduct form for Adults/Leaders/Volunteers or Parents/Guardians

3 Complete the Garda Vetting process or those living in Northern Ireland, the Access NI process - please see Access NI Guidance Notes below.


Garda Vetting

In the Republic of Ireland background checks are carried out by the National Vetting Bureau of which Mountaineering Ireland is an authorised organisation.

Mountaineering Ireland administers all Garda Vetting applications on behalf of Mountaineering Ireland volunteers who are resident in the Republic of Ireland.

The Garda Vetting forms and process were updated in April 2016 so please disregard any previous application forms you may have and use the links below instead.

Step 1: Garda Vetting  ID Validation - please complete the Garda Vetting ID Validation Form using the accompanying guidelines.

Step 2: Once we have received your validated ID and completed form, we will invite you to go through the online garda vetting system via email. Please ensure that your email is written clearly on the validation form. 

Please return the completed form to the below address.

Completion of this process permits An Garda Síochána and Access NI to disclose the applicant's personal data regarding convictions and / or prosecutions pending or completed, successful or not in the state or elsewhere to the Authorised Signatory.

Once the process has been completed, a letter will be sent from Mountaineering Ireland to the individual applicant confirming whether the application has been approved or rejected. Please be aware that the Garda Vetting and Access NI process may take a couple of weeks to complete.

Related Docs:

Return Address: (please mark 'Private and Confidential')

Garda Vetting AS
Mountaineering Ireland
Irish Sport HQ
National Sports Campus
Dublin 15
D15 DY62
Re: Access NI
Kevin Kilroy,
Youth Development Officer,
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre,
Co. Down,