All schools and colleges must keep a Single Central Record. It is a key piece of documentation referred to in 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' and it plays a crucial part in establishing and evidencing safeguarding practice. Maintaining the Single Central Record is a key responsibility for schools and colleges, and checking the document plays an important part of inspecting practice. This course should be seen as complimentary to existing safer recruitment training. It does not fulfil the statutory requirement for specified staff to undertake such training or replace any of those courses.
This course is for those senior leaders, including governors etc. who have responsibility for ensuring their Single Central Record is complete and accurate as well as being compliant with legislation and guidance. it may also be appropriate for staff who have the administrative responsibility for the record to attend in order that they fully understand the context and importance of the document.
By the end of the session delegates will:
Please note that the course will not cover the practicalities of undertaking specific employment checks as these will be accessed through delegates' existing organisational structures.
- Have a clear understanding of the minimum requirements for entries on the Single Central Record to ensure that it is compliant with legislation and statutory guidance.
- Have resources that enable them to inspect their Single Central Record to ensure that it remains compliant with minimum requirements.
- Understand best practice associated with maintaining their Single Central Record.
Please arrive by 8.45 for a 9am start.
Booking closes one week before course date.
Senior leaders, including governors etc. who have responsibility for ensuring their Single Central Record is complete and accurate, and staff with administrative responsibility for the record.