Sunday February 23, 2020

Childcare vetting is still on the long finger

As autumn sets in and children trudge back to school, parents can take comfort from the knowledge that new teachers will shortly have to get Garda clearance before being able to take up work.

27th August, 2005

As autumn sets in and children trudge back to school, parents can take comfort from the knowledge that new teachers will shortly have to get Garda clearance before being able to take up work.

Next month, the Garda Central Vetting Unit, which was set up about four years ago, will start vetting new teachers and school employees.

The checks will then be backdated to include all primary and post-primary teachers, administration staff, caretakers and voluntary...

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