Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB)
What is an enhanced DBS check?
An enhanced DBS check is a record of all warnings, reprimands, cautions and convictions, along with any additional information a Chief Police officer deems relevant to the role a person is applying for.
A DBS check is one part of the Safe Recruitment process to make sure that the right people are working within tennis. You can find out more about safe recruitment procedures by reading our guide: Safe Recruitment for Tennis Venues.
What is a Barred List check?
A Barred List check is a record of people who have been suspended from working with children, young people and adults at risk.
Who needs to complete an enhanced DBS check?
Anyone working in regulated activity. In addition, there are some other roles where the LTA require you to undertake a DBS check. Please see the list of roles for DBS/Barred List checks in tennis.
Who needs to complete a Barred List Check?
Anyone who is in regulated activity. It is a legal requirement for employers to check the Barred List of anyone working in regulated activity. Please see the list of roles for DBS/Barred List check in tennis.
Do I have to complete two forms to have an enhanced DBS and Barred List check?
No – you only need to complete the one application form which is now online. The Safeguarding Team will know what type of check to apply for based on the role you are applying for.
How old does someone need to be to complete a DBS check?
The minimum age to apply for a DBS check is 16 years old.
I have a paper DBS application form, can I use this?
No - paper applications will no longer be accepted by the LTA from 1 September 2013. Any paper applications received will be returned to the applicant.
Now the name of CRB has changed to DBS, can I still use my CRB disclosure?
Yes – If you have an LTA CRB disclosure, you can continue to use this up to three years from its date of issue. Please note that if you are a coach, you are required to ensure that you renew your registration or license before the grace period ends for your CRB/DBS disclosure to remain valid for 3 years from the date of issue.
Do I need a DBS check to complete the Level 1 Coaching Assistant Course?
No - you are only required to get a letter of safe deployment to attend the course. You will need to complete an enhanced DBS and Barred List check to apply for anything else, e.g. Level 2 Coaching Assistant, Registration, etc.
What if I get an enhanced DBS check to complete the Level 1 Coaching Course, can I use this to apply for Registration?
No - you will be required to apply for a new enhanced DBS check with the Barred List check.