Garda Vetting for Your Club

E-vetting commencing Nov 21st 2016

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 documents below.

Please note that from Monday 21st November all vetting applications will be processed through E-vetting

Garda Vetting Invitation Application

Evetting Process Information

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016.
Tennis Ireland wish to advise you that we have been informed by the Department of Justice and Equality through the Garda Vetting Central Unit that the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 will commence on the 29th April 2016.
When the Act commences it will be MANDATORY for persons working with children or vulnerable adults to have completed the full vetting process by the Vetting Bureau.  It is vital that you bring this information to the attention of your Club’s Executive Committee.
Click here for an overview of what’s in the Bill.
Link to the details of the Act:

Garda Vetting Forms

Please also find below the ‘Verification of Identification Form’.  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 also found at the bottom of this page.  Please be advised that applications received without this form will NOT be processed.

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 Ciaran Flynn 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 Size Date
application/msword Garda Vetting Data Protection Office Guidance Note 42 kbs 3rd November 2011
application/msword National Vetting Bureau Act Guidance for NGBs 47 kbs 17th April 2013
 pdf  Tennis Ireland Garda Vetting Policy    26th January 2017
pdf New Parent Guardian Consent Form 312 kbs 27th April 2016
pdf Tennis Ireland Verification of Identification Form 476 kbs 14th June 2016