Teaching Council Act 2001

33B.

F32 [ Sharing of information in a vetting disclosure obtained under section 33

33B. (1) Subject to this section, the Council may provide the employer of a registered teacher with information contained in a vetting disclosure received by the Council for the purposes of the renewal of teacher s registration under section 33 where

(a) the Council considers that the information in that disclosure is of such a nature as to give rise to a bona fide concern that the teacher may

(i) harm any child or vulnerable person,

(ii) cause any child or vulnerable person to be harmed,

(iii) put any child or vulnerable person at risk of harm,

(iv) attempt to harm any child or vulnerable person, or

(v) incite another person to harm any child or vulnerable person,

and

(b) the identity of the employer of that teacher is known to the Council.

(2) Where the Council proposes to provide the employer of a registered teacher with information contained in a vetting disclosure under subsection (1) , it shall notify the teacher in writing accordingly and invite him or her to make submissions in writing to it in relation to that proposal within such period as is specified in the notice.

(3) The Council shall consider submissions (if any) made by a registered teacher under subsection (2) before making a decision under subsection (1) to provide the employer of that teacher with the information contained in a vetting disclosure referred to in subsection (1) . ]

Annotations

Amendments:

F32

Inserted (2.11.2016) by Teaching Council (Amendment) Act 2015 (31/2015), s. 16, S.I. No. 556 of 2016.