Understanding the Single Central Record
- Created By The Safeguarding Alliance
- Last Updated February 7th, 2024
The Single Central Record
|Face to Face session
|What is Included
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 24th April
Training date and times
Tuesday 30th April 2024
12pm to 3pm (UAE Time)
PRIMARY and SECONDARY
The course is designed to help you as a:
- School leader
- Designated safeguarding lead
- Single Central Record owner
This course covers a range of topics designed to enhance your safeguarding checks. During the course we identify the different checks required for the single central record and discuss not only why we do them but how.
This course addresses the challenges relating to the SCR and contractors, agency staff and volunteers including an international context.
This course identifies legislation that underpins the reasons why we include or choose not to include certain people in our record and discuss some of the different strategies around monitoring the SCR.
This advanced course is designed to equip safeguarding leaders and Single Central Record (SCR) owners with the skills and confidence required to understand what an effective single central record looks like in practice and in preparation for an inspection
Are you responsible for the Single Central Record within your Organisation?
This course will support you to fully understand your role in creating and maintaining a best practice and compliant Single Central Record designed to keep Children Safe in Education.
The Course will explore:
- The roles and responsibilities;
- Embedding Safer Recruitment practice
- An example best practice Single Central Record;
- The minimum requirement for the Single Central Record; – What pre-employment checks should be included;
- Updating and maintaining staff files;
- Storing information and data retention;
- Ongoing quality assurance and compliance;
- How to audit the Single Central Record;
- What best practice looks like;
- Next steps
There is an expectation for Governing bodies and proprietors to appoint a designated safeguarding lead. The designated safeguarding lead should take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection (including online safety). The designated safeguarding lead and any deputies should undergo training to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role. The training should be updated every two years.