For all Vetting Enquiries please email the member of the vetting team responsible for managing your region or country, as shown in the following sections.
Please ensure when sending such an email you include your full name, status [whether TCRG, TMRF, ADCRG, SDCRG, BG, Teacher Assistant, Regional Council Lay member, etc]. also required will be a contact telephone number.
Emails from another source may not be addressed, unless sent specifically on matters relating to vetting.
Seán Hennigan – CLRG Vetting Officer
Important: Many countries have an identity verification procedure built into their vetting application system. To enable applicants to get this done, several ID verifiers or Delegated Officers [as referred to in Ireland], have been selected to work for CLRG. A list of these, and their parent country / systems, is shown later in this document
The vetting of all those residents and working within the Republic of Ireland, and registered or formally associated with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, will be carried out in conjunction with the National Vetting Bureau [Children and Vulnerable Persons] Act 2012 – 2016, by way of submission to the Garda Siochána National Vetting Bureau. The following linked documents are part of this process.
This procedure will include all teachers registered with CLRG in the Ulster Region, except the 6 counties [UK].
Republic of Ireland Vetting Documents/ Garda Síochána
Points to remember when sending your vetting application-
Northern Ireland Vetting (6 Counties Only)
Vetting for teachers resident within Northern Ireland [6 counties, will be carried out by application to Access NI, the governmental authority for this process.
How to deal with documents:
Vetting for teachers resident in Scotland will be carried out by application to Disclosure Scotland [Protecting Vulnerable Groups] the Scottish Governmental authority for this process.The application forms may be acquired through contact with the Scottish Vetting Liaison Person, who will deal with the complete process, on a one-to-one basis with the applicant.
England & Wales
Vetting for teachers resident within these countries, will be carried out by application to the Disclosure & Barring Service [DBS]. A Precis of the DBS process is included below:
You are encouraged to read the full DBS Procedural Guidelines, shown on this site, however to assist a short form of the initialising procedures is as follows:
- Give your full forename and surname, [not abbreviated, nickname etc] and as shown on formal personal documentation, such as your passport or driving licence for instance. If you only use a particular surname or forename in dancing circles, this will not be accepted when the full checking is carried out by the Service.
- Give your full email address, to be used for the application.
- Give your full postal address and postcode.
- Give your preferred contact telephone number
- You will receive an email back, outlining the application process, guidelines for the Identification Verification Process, and details to afford you access onto the application system. Please note that this access is not to CLRG, but the Umbrella Agents' online system into the Disclosure & Barring Service.
- When submitting your DBS vetting application to the on-line system, via the link you have received from the DBS, you will be able to pay the fee online, as part of the application process.
United States of America
Vetting for teachers resident within the United States of America will be carried out by application to Asurint Inc. the agency CLRG has a formal Agreement with, to facilitate teacher background screening via their online application system.
It is important to note that only applications may be made to Asurint, any screening reports received from any other company or organisation may be rejected.
Access onto the Asurint application system may be acquired through contact with the appropriate Vetting Liaison Person for the applicant’s home Region, who will deal with the complete process, on a one to one basis with the applicants.
Helen O’DWYER ADCRG is the Vetting Liaison Person for:
Mid Atlantic Region
Mid America Region
New England Region
Anne HALL ADCRG is the Vetting Liaison Person for:
Mexico [vetting of these citizens is via the Asurint system].
Vetting for teachers resident in Canada will be carried out by application to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] managed, Vulnerable Sector Check programme. The checks will be carried out by local police forces, under this umbrella.
The Canadian Vetting Liaison Persons, [one for each of the two regions], will afford access onto the VSC application system, which may be acquired through contact with the appropriate Vetting Liaison Person for the applicant’s home Region, who will deal with the complete process, on a one to one basis with the applicants
Rose JOHNSON TCRG is the Vetting Liaison Person for:
Nora Pickett TCRG is the Vetting Liaison Officer for:
VETTING & COVID-19 UPDATE
For the IDTANA - USA, Canada & Mexico accounts:
" We will maintain focus on getting orders completed quickly and accurately. With that in mind, we are working diligently to provide updates from third parties such as courts, employers and educational institutions as soon as we receive them.
We are also actively working, in any areas where service may be affected, to provide alternative searches where available.
While our technology-based solutions will continue providing responses, we expect delays to some criminal, civil and verification searches when direct involvement of the court clerks, employers and educational institutions is required and where access may be limited "
The Vetting Officers states:
For IDTANA, the CLRG vetting people will have access to an Asurint system to be able to receive the most up-to-date information on court closures or reduced court staffing throughout the country, however this will not be publicised as it can be managed via the said vetting people, if necessary.
I would add that this situation exists in many of the countries where Irish Dancing teachers, adjudicators and other non registered members seek to apply for or re new vetting or screening. We will do our best to facilitate these, using existing systems within the Garda National Vetting Bureau, DBS, Access NI, Disclosure Scotland and the European Countries where we have developing processes, however, as mentioned with regards to IDTANA there will be delays, which we will seek to reduce of possible, of course we do not know how long this dreadful situation will last, so please have patience.