Re-Vetting of Staff Working with Children

The government is currently considering commencing Section 20 of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012. This section of the act requires staff to be re-vetted after a specific period of time but has not been “commenced” and therefore is not legally required. It is likely that, when commenced, the re-vetting period will be three years, although five years is still a possibility.

On this basis, IAYO is recommending members to re-vet relevant staff at least every five years.