Maintaining Single Central Records in Education
Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 requires governing bodies of schools to make arrangements to ensure that their functions are carried out with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Part of this function places a responsibility on schools to keep a single central record so they have evidence to demonstrate to inspectors that they have carried out the range of checks required by the law on their staff. A copy of the documents used to verify the successful candidate’s identity, right to work and required qualifications should be kept for the personnel file.
Course Outcomes: Participants will have:
Gained an understanding of the regulatory framework and best practice underpinning the format and content of the SCR
Considered the categories of staff/workers that should be recorded on the SCR
Explored options around format and content of the SCR
Learned about the key pre-employment checks for school based staff, volunteers, contractors and Agency workers.
An understanding of how to apply this in practice in reviewing their own school SCR and the related pre-employment checking processes
This course is ideal for is for all those who are involved in keeping single central records and considers issues around setting up and maintaining the data on the Schools’ Single Central Record in the context of the most up to date regulations, guidance and best practice.