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 revise authorised professional practice (APP). APP on Vetting May 2019 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. The revised full Flagstone Submission Guidance is available Managed Learning Environment (MLE) – (available to authorised users logged on to the restricted online MLE).


Page last accessed 24 January 2021