4.3 Levels of Vetting Check

It is sometimes the case that when one level of vetting check is difficult to obtain there may be a lower level that can be applied for instead. The Safeguarding Officer will need to have a look at each country’s local government website to see if there are other options available.

We would advise that:

  • The applicant attempts to obtain the highest level of vetting check (this sometimes involves having fingerprints taken).
  • If this is not possible, they should provide evidence to demonstrate their attempt.
  • Check to see if a lower level of vetting check is obtainable.
  • If all reasonable attempts have been made and evidence has been provided to demonstrate this, then a safeguarding reference can be requested in lieu of a vetting check.

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