Garda Vetting for Your Club

Tennis Ireland E-Vetting Process

Garda Vetting Forms

In line with this recent legislation, it is now mandatory that ALL Garda Vetting Application forms must be accompanied by a fully completed ‘Verification of Identification Form’.  This form is located below.  Please be advised that applications received without this form will NOT be processed.

Please see below the new Garda Vetting Invitation Application form which must be submitted along with your Verification of ID form. A detailed process is outlined within the documents below.

Form 1: Garda Vetting Invitation Application

Forms 2 and 3: Verification of Identification Form

Form 4 (under 18s only): 89-3-NVB-3-Parent-Guardian-Consent-Form

Evetting Process Information

** September 2021**

Due to COVID-19 our office will remain closed. Please scan your completed forms to for processing. Please send your 3-4 forms in one document. Instructions for payment will then be issued.

Posting applications will result in a delay in your vetting being processed.

How long is Garda Vetting Valid for?

When an applicant receives their disclosure there is a date in bold. The vetting is valid for 3 years from the date on the disclosure. Applicants must renew their vetting before it expires to ensure they remain vetted and compliant with safeguarding measures.

Garda Vetting and Child Protection go hand in hand

The Garda Vetting process is a vital step in implementing the Code of Conduct and Good Practice for Children in Tennis. Each organisation/club working within tennis is committed to protecting all those working with young people and to providing a safe environment for all. The Garda Vetting process is just one step in the process of implementing the ‘Code’.  Leaders should also sign a code of conduct within their club / organisation and children and leaders should be adequately supervised.  Please refer to our Child Protection Appendices page here where you can find templates for all your clubs needs in building a safe environment for children in our sport.

For further information please contact our Tennis Ireland Office to speak with Lisa Murphy or Roger Geraghty, Tennis Ireland’s National Children’s Officer.
e:  t: 01 8844010
e: t: 086 2316478

Access NI

Ongoing improvements in the vetting process for those working with children and vulnerable adults has resulted in a specialised body known as AccessNI now being responsible for the processing of all vetting applications in Northern Ireland. The Ulster Branch of Tennis Ireland process all tennis applications and further details are available on their website at the below link:

Type Title
application/msword Garda Vetting Data Protection Office Guidance Note
application/msword National Vetting Bureau Act Guidance for NGBs
 pdf Tennis Ireland Vetting Policy
pdf New Parent Guardian Consent Form
pdf Garda Vetting Invitation Application
pdf Tennis Ireland Verification of Identification Form