IMAC Martial Arts Ireland is a National Governing Sporting Body for Martial Arts in Ireland. IMAC is a multi-disciplinary martial arts body and currently represents martial arts clubs throughout the 32 counties of Ireland.
The new National Vetting Bureau Bill requires anyone teaching young people to have been vetted. The IMAC National Vetting programme has been developed in partnership with the National Vetting Bureau. IMAC requires all of its registered instructors, assistant instructors and volunteers to engage fully with the IMAC National Vetting programme. This process aims to ensure that instructors have no previous prosecutions or convictions that would make them unsuitable to teach Martial Arts to children or vulnerable adults.
The Children First Bill 2012 is currently going through the process of becoming Law. If the draft Heads of Bill remains unchanged then , when enacted, it will introduce a series of new legal requirements for those running any club or organisation working with Young People