Gort GAA Club considers the safety and well-being of all our members as the over-riding priority of the Club. Our aim is to ensure that all our members enjoy their time spent engaging with our club activities and that all members, young and old, feel fully included and welcomed into the club. With this aim in mind, we ensure that all club activities are carried out in accordance with the guidance detailed in the GAA Code of Behaviour, the latest version of which can be accessed below.

In addition to these guidelines we as a club also ensure the following:

  • All training sessions which involve young people (under the age of 18) are carried out under the supervision of fully vetted and GAA qualified coaches. A register of all coaches of the various teams and their Garda vetting details is maintained by the club and is on display in the Clubhouse.
  • A minimum of 2 fully vetted coaches must be at all training sessions / matches in order for them to proceed. If there is a girl involved with any of the teams (Under 6 to Under 12), a female adult must also be in attendance.
  • Coaches are fully briefed on the standards required of them to comply with current best practice when working with children.

Gort GAA safeguarding statment 2023

Gort GAA Club Anti-Bullying Policy Statement

Complaints Procedure

In the event that any child, or their parent(s), is unhappy with any aspect of their time spent involved with Gort GAA Club there is a procedure in place to allow them to put forward any issue they may have and have it dealt with in a fair and impartial manner. The first point of contact for anyone who has any issue which they feel they would like addressed should be with the clubs Children’s Officer. You can contact the Gort GAA Club Children’s Officer by clicking here.

Garda Vetting

It is the policy of Gort GAA Club that all training sessions are overseen by fully qualified and appropriately vetted club personnel. If you are interested in helping out with any team in our club, please contact the Club Childrens Officer who will guide you through the GAA vetting process. You can commence the vetting process by clicking https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-safeguarding-and-protection/vetting and filling out the required information.

How can you be vetted through the GAA?

The GAA Vetting System is now part of Foireann.

Step 1 Logging in to Foireann

You will need to create an account to begin the vetting process. Log in to Foireann

You will need to select the Club that you are a member of and wish to be vetted under. Your Club will then approve your membership.

If you have an account already or have difficulties in creating an account please contact Logging into Foireann – Gaelic Athletic Association

Step 2 Gaelic Games Vetting Invitation Form

Click here for guidance on how to complete Gaelic Games Vetting Invitation Form

Once you have logged into your account on Foireann please click on the Qualifications and Vetting tab and then click Apply to be Vetted. Please ensure your current details on your profile are correct. Please then select your Club and or Association you wish to be vetted for and the role you are applying for vettingA list of roles can be found here.

It is a requirement by the Garda National Vetting Bureau that an individual seeking vetting is validated that the individual is who they say they are. Therefore, you must provide proof of your identity to be vetted. You must complete this requirement at the initial step of your application, failure to do so will see your application rejected.

It is now a requirement to upload a copy or screenshot of your Photo ID (passport or drivers’ licence) and a proof of your current address in the form of a Utility Bill (no more than 6 months old). You are also required to print and sign the Gaelic Game Vetting ID Validation Form and upload this a part of your vetting application. The full list of documents which are accepted for verification can be found here

Your Club Children’s Officer will then check your ID Documentation and your signed Gaelic Games Vetting ID Validation Form. If the documents are correct your application will be validated by your Club Children’s Officer and submitted to the GAA. If the documents are not correct your Club Children’s Officer will reject your application and you will be required to upload the correct documentation.

Please click here on how a Club Childrens Officer review the Gaelic Games Vetting Invitation Form

Step 3 Completing the National Vetting Bureau EVetting Application form

Once you complete the Gaelic Games Invitation Form the information provided is forwarded to the NVB by the GAA and you will receive an on-line NVB Vetting Form to complete. Please do not contact the National Vetting Bureau (NVB) regarding your application as they are unable to deal with individual requests from GAA applicants. If you have a query regarding your application, please contact the GAA and not the National Vetting Bureau.

The NVB will issue you with the NVB Vetting Application form. This will be issued to the email address you provided in your Gaelic Games Invitation Form.

Completing this form is a confidential matter between you and the NVB. All sections of the form including current and previous addresses, email address and contact telephone numbers, information on convictions and prosecutions (if any), plus other information will be required when completing the form.

Please ensure that if you have lived in an address in Northern Ireland that you enter the Postcode for the address.

Once all sections of the form have been answered this then completes your application process for E Vetting in the GAA and within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the GAA to informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application.

You and your Club Children’s Officer will be notified when the vetting process has been completed.

A person must be in receipt of a vetting acceptance letter before the person can commence their role.

Each of the three Gaelic Games Associations recognise each others vetting.

All GAA Vetting queries should be forwarded to evetting@gaa.ie

Revetting in the GAA

Vetting in the GAA is for a three-year period. If you are required to be revetted then you must complete a new application by completing Steps 1 to 3.

Other Documents

Gort GAA Club Medical Policy

GAA Player Welfare Booklet February 2018

Respect Initiative Booklet

GAA – GDPR – What your club needs to know