​Vetting is an integral part of a police force's framework of ethics and professional standards and is one part of protective security policies designed to assist in the identification and assessment of potential threat, risk and vulnerability.

It assists with identifying individuals who are unsuitable to work within the police service, which in turn assists in safeguarding the public.

The vetting code puts these policies on a statutory footing, while the accompanying Approved Professional Practice has been developed to help implement and maintain consistent national standards across all UK forces."

The Code and the accompanying APP are available on the APP website.

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