Criminal Record Checks

Click here to apply for a DBS check

For applicants in England and Wales

Click here to apply for the PVG scheme

For applicants in Scotland

The LTA wants to ensure that all children, young people and adults at risk are safe from harm and have an enjoyable tennis experience. We adhere to national safe recruitment procedures, which means people wanting to work in regulated activity with children, young people or adults at risk are required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and/or Barred List check. Information held by the Scottish Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVGS) will also be revealed on a DBS check.

A DBS check is a record of all warnings, reprimands, cautions and convictions obtained from local and national police records. Chief Police Officers may also choose to disclose information that they reasonably consider might be relevant to the role.

If you are working with children, young people or adults at risk in Regulated Activity, your DBS check will also search the Barred List. This will check to see whether you are barred from working with children, young people or adults at risk.

Once your DBS has been countersigned, it can take up to eight weeks to complete, however many are completed in less time.

Click here for more information about roles that can require a DBS check.

In situations where you are not sure if someone needs a Criminal Record Check, you can also use the DBS eligibility tool to check whether one is required.

The LTA is a Registered Body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as the Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and undertakes criminal record checks and barred list checks on behalf of the Home Office. The LTA operates in accordance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Code of Practice, Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation intended to ensure information released is used fairly and treated sensitively and confidentially.