From 01 January 2019, the course must be held at a venue that falls into one of the below categories:
- A Venue registered with the LTA and thus meets the five minimum safeguarding standards
- An Educational Venue - this includes Schools, Colleges & Universities
- A Park or Community Venue:
Park and Community Venues do not need to be Registered to the LTA. They must however meet the minimum safeguarding standards and complete an LTA Declaration Form. To obtain a declaration form, contact your Regional Team. Once completed, access will be granted to upload an LTA Youth Start course at the venue in question.
It's worth noting that the vast majority of Parks and Community Venues will already meet this criteria as they will be owned or run by the Local Authority.
These venues can take advantage of the Local Authority's safeguarding polices and safeguarding teams.