Training & Garda vetting


Parents must complete both Crosscare Training & Garda Vetting in order to supervise.


There are 2 steps to this.

STEP 1:  Online training can be completed here in advance of attending the Crosscare session & must be completed prior to supervising:

STEP 2: Then training must be completed with Crosscare in Person to complete Children First Training, this will be organised either at the Youth Club or at their Dun Laoghaire Offices.


To complete Garda Vetting with Crosscare, parents must fill out the below forms and meet Crosscare in person with your ID so as they can vertify it.  This can be done at their Dun Laoghaire Offices or at the Youth Club when the Committee organises their attendance.

The following forms need to be completed:

Please post the 4 forms to

Crosscare Offices

The Boylan Centre,

Sussex Street,

Dun Laoghaire,

Co. Dublin.

A96 X9E5.

Crosscare will make a Zoom or online appointment with you in order to verify your identity.  They will then submit your application to the Gardai for Vetting,  You will then get a link to click to commence garda vetting to your email.  This link is only valid for 30 days. If this expires you must start the process again.

Acceptable proofs of identity

After you have verified your identity with Crosscare you will receive an email asking you to complete the Garda Vetting form online. This form must be completed within 30 days, otherwise the process will have to begin all over again.

Crosscare will also organise for you to complete child protection training, which takes approx three hours to complete. This training is usually carried out in the evening. Child protection training must be completed before a volunteer can supervise.

Au Pairs- Childminers – its easier if you have been living in Ireland for 6 months, otherwise the referee will need to be contactable and speak Engliosh so Crosscare tlak to them when they ring to check for references.


BPYC welcomes anyone who has an interest in volunteering to help out with the club. Volunteering with the club is a great way to get involved with the community, meet new people, or gain experience working with children. Teenagers (aged 16/17) are welcome to become Youth Leaders. If you are interested in volunteering with us please send an email to

All volunteers (except Youth Leaders) must be Garda vetted. The vetting procedure is administered by  Crosscare, the Social Support Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, The vetting procedure must be completed once every five years.

Please read the following note from Crosscare:

Garda Vetting Letter to accompany pack update 2017

The procedure for vetting is outlined in this document:

Crosscare Recruitment Procedures Youth Club and Summer Projects Volunteer


Supervisors should also read the following:

Code of Good Youth Work Practice for Volunteers

Once the process is complete you will receive a letter, which you should hand in to the youth club.

Teenagers are welcome to help out at the summer project or Youth Club activities as Youth Leaders. Youth Leaders must be aged 16 or 17, Youth Leaders do not need to complete Garda Vetting. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Youth Leader, please email