Professional standards


To support the implementation of the Code of Practice for Vetting, the College of Policing has worked with the Home Office and other key stakeholders to develop authorised professional practice (APP) in this area.

Vetting APP is hosted as a guidance document on the National Police Library which allows for a specific numbered format. The supporting materials linked to from the guidance document provide comprehensive detail to support forces deliver an efficient and effective vetting process.

NOTE: A new redacted version of the Police National Database Flagstone Submission Guidance was launched on 14 December 2017 and can be accessed here. Links from the Vetting APP guidance document, hosted by the National Police Library, are under review and will be updated in due course. The revised full Flagstone Submission Guidance is available on the APP reference POLKA community, a restricted online tool with access limited to registered PNN and GSI users.

Page last accessed 23 March 2019