Mary Immaculate College is registered with the Garda Vetting Unit for the provision of Garda Vetting services. In January 2008, the College introduced Garda Vetting for all students over the age of 18 years who have substantial unsupervised access to children and vulnerable adults during the course of their studies at MIC.
Garda Vetting will only be conducted in respect of students between the ages of 16 years and 18 years, predicated on the written consent of a parent or guardian, and all applications for Garda Vetting in this case must be accompanied by a completed parent/guardian consent form.
- To process all student applications for Garda Vetting
- To manage their progression from application through to receipt of Vetting Reference from the Garda Vetting Unit
- To maintain a confidential database of all information received
- Attending at Orientation days to advise new students on Garda Vetting and on the correct procedure in the completion of application forms.
- Assisting graduating students in the completion of Garda Vetting forms required by the Teaching Council of Ireland.
- Liaising with all College departments on issues relating to Garda Vetting and advising on best practice.
Application forms for Garda Vetting will be distributed to all relevant First Year students by the Garda Vetting Officer.
Second Year students who intend to undertake a work placement in a school environment in their Off-Campus year will be advised by the Placement & Careers Office on the procedure to be followed.
In accordance with the Retention of Document schedule all student records will be destroyed one year after graduation date.
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