Training & Vetting

Safeguarding Training and Garda Vetting

The Carmelite Order has a training strategy (3-5 year) in place to guarantee and promote the welfare of children through the provision of safeguarding training. The Carmelite safeguarding personnel have the responsibility, on behalf of the Provincial, to implement the training strategy and ensure that all church personnel have the appropriate skills, knowledge and values to safeguard children, protect them from harm and promote their welfare. The level and type of training required by individuals will depend on the nature and extent of the work they undertake with children and families, and any specific child safeguarding roles and responsibilities they may have.

For a more detailed outline of necessary and ongoing training, click here.



The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016 sets down a statutory basis for the vetting of persons carrying out ‘relevant work’ with children or vulnerable persons. This means that it is against the law for someone to commence ‘relevant work’ with children or vulnerable persons without first being vetted. The Act defines relevant work or activities as “any work or activity which is carried out by a person, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with, children or vulnerable persons”. The Carmelite Garda Vetting Policy outlines the Order’s procedures that will be followed so as to comply with their legal obligations.

For a more detailed explanation of the Garda vetting process, click here.

Contact Information


Ms Julie McCullough

Designated Liaison Person/Director of Safeguarding

Safeguarding Office, Gort Muire, Ballinteer, Dublin 16

Ph:       (01) 298 4014

Mob:   087 194 7212


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