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The Safeguarding Alliance

Understanding the Single Central Record


3 hours

Suitable for

School leaders, HR staff, Governors & Trustees, Designated Safeguarding Lead


Online, Bespoke

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.

The course covers a range of topics designed to enhance your safer recruitment process and maintained 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.

We address the challenges relating to the SCR and contractors, agency staff and volunteers including an international context.

The 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.

  • Intended learning
  • More information
  • Bespoke Training
  • What a Single Central Record is and why we have one
  • Why it is important to create a safer working culture within a school
  • The minimum requirements for each entry on the Single Central Record
  • How to monitor the Single Central Record to ensure it remains compliant for an inspection
  • Best practice relating to maintaining the Single Central Record

This course is available online, face to face or bespoke to your organisation. If your organisation would prefer an invoice this can be selected as a choice at the final stage of purchasing online via My Cart. If you would like further assistance with invoicing please contact us.


  • If you choose the online option you will receive a registration email following completion of your booking.
  • One week prior to your training date you will receive a reminder email for your registration and any pre-course information
  • Our online courses work in most browsers and we recommend your browser is up to date to ensure you can access the course.
  • Our chosen platform is Zoom and we recommend your internet filtration system allows access to this platform.

Face to Face

  • If this course is not currently showing a face to face option please feel free to contact us to discuss a bespoke option.
  • If you choose the face to face option you will receive a confirmation email following completion of your booking with further details.
  • One week prior to your training date you will receive a reminder email and any pre-course information.

Following completion of your training you will receive your certificate, any relevant links and post course information.

Our training courses can be delivered as a bespoke option which is contextually for your setting. This includes references to local legislation, organisation policies and International best practice.

Please contact us directly for a one to one consultation.

Bespoke options are available, please contact us.