ID Checkers

The LTA offers a DBS checking service for people who work with children and adults at risk within tennis.  As a result of feedback that it is not always easy for people to have their identity documents checked at a location close to them, we are asking that clubs identify at least one individual within their venue who can act as an ID checker. This person will be responsible for anyone who needs a DBS check to work or volunteer at their venue (e.g. coach, Welfare Officer, etc).

What does being an ID checker involve? What does being an ID checker involve? addremove

  • They will be given an account to access to the LTA’s DBS system
  • Applicants from within your venue will see their contact details and contact them to arrange an ID check
  • During the ID check they will view the original identity documents of the applicant, and record specific information in the DBS system (e.g. passport number, date of birth).

What happens if a venue does not appoint an ID checker? What happens if a venue does not appoint an ID checker? addremove

Individuals who need a DBS check but their venue does not have an appointed ID checker will need to go to a participating Post Office to have their documents verified.  This incurs an additional fee which is levied by the Post Office.

Is training provided to become an ID checker? Is training provided to become an ID checker? addremove

Yes there is guidance manual and an e-learning course will also be available.  However, the system is very easy to use!

What is the benefit of appointing an ID checker? What is the benefit of appointing an ID checker? addremove

Staff and volunteers will be able to get their DBS completed much quicker by virtue of having an ID checker within the venue.  Venues will also be able to better monitor that people are being DBS checked, as the ID checker will be able to see applications from within their venue.

We have identified someone to become an ID checker. What do they need to do? We have identified someone to become an ID checker. What do they need to do? addremove

Please ask them to complete the short form available HERE no later than 27 August 2021.

What happens after the form has been completed? What happens after the form has been completed? addremove

The individual will be sent training materials and an account will be created for them on the DBS system. Please note this will not happen straight away – it will happen after the 27 August 2021.