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4.1 Introduction and the Unobtainable Vetting Checks List

We have become aware that sometimes, despite what the UK or Canadian Government guidance may say, it is not always possible to obtain a vetting check from certain countries.

In such cases it may be necessary to first request a safeguarding reference and then to issue the person with an exemption from having to obtain a vetting check from that country. This must be assessed on a case by case basis.

Before going any further with this guide, we would advise that the Safeguarding Officer double checks the Unobtainable Vetting Checks List. The Unobtainable Vetting Checks List is a list of countries where we know it is either not possible to obtain a vetting check or they can only be obtained from within the country itself.

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