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4.7 Step by Step Guide for Issuing Temporary Exemptions

Step 1

If the Safeguarding Officer is satisfied that:

  • The vetting check in question is obtainable but there are appropriate reasons for the delay in obtaining it; and
  • The chaplaincy is in urgent need of an individual to begin their duties;

then the Safeguarding Officer should follow the process in Section 4.4 of this guidance for obtaining safeguarding references.

Step 2

Once the reference process has been completed, the Safeguarding Officer should complete the Temporary Exemption Form with all of the appropriate evidence.

Step 3

The Safeguarding Officer should sign off the Temporary Exemption Form together with the Chaplain (or Incumbent).

Step 4

All Temporary Exemptions should be recorded in the ‘Comments / Details of Blemish’ section of the Chaplaincy Safeguarding Log (see Fig. 3). The Log should be updated upon receipt of the vetting check certificate.

Figure 3:

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