Single Central Record workshop covering how to manage and be compliant with your SCR template.

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01:00 PM BST - 03:00 PM BST


  • £69.00 excl. VAT



Keeping Children Safe in Education states all schools must maintain a single central record (SCR) of pre-appointment checks, which must cover all staff, including teacher trainees on salaried routes, agency and third party supply staff who work at the school. For independent schools, all members of the proprietor body and in the case of academies and free schools, the members and trustees of the academy trust.

The SCR is a key safeguarding document and is often the first thing which is looked at by School Inspectors to determine that those working in school are safe to do so. This document plays a crucial part in establishing and evidencing mandatory safeguarding recruitment practices are being adhered to.

Population and maintaining the SCR is a key responsibility often carried out by School Business Managers or School Administrators. The completeness and accuracy of the checks being carried out and the information recorded on the SCR is often the responsibility of the Safeguarding Governor, Senior Leaders or Designated Safeguarding Lead. Therefore it is imperative that these key roles have awareness and understanding of the expectations of which recruitment checks need to be completed and what evidence needs to be obtained and recorded.

This non-statutory 3-hour session has been developed to complement and further strengthen existing safer recruitment knowledge, as well as give those staff members confidence and understanding for daily management of the SCR. This course is available for delivery live and virtual or onsite. It is not intended to replace the need to attend a statutory Safer Recruitment Training session.

An interactive workshop developed in accordance with statutory legislation, including Keeping Children Safe in Education and best practice, which will take you through the safer recruitment steps to ensure a clear understanding of compliance around the minimum requirements for entries on the SCR.

All attendees receive a Participation Certificate.

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Rachel Priestley

Rach has a background in Business Development and Administration, gaining much of her knowledge and experience through her 19 year career with the NHS working within the executive office, community services and public health. 

Before moving on from the NHS, Rach supported the Chief Executive, the Chairman and the Trust Board of a local NHS Care Trust, which managed Children’s Services. Her responsibilities spanned across HR, Finance, Governance, Compliance, Risk, systems and processes, and internal training. Rach also supported the Children’s Safeguarding Lead with safeguarding investigations.

In 2017, she left the NHS to pursue a successful self-employed career supporting business to grow, with flexible business development and administration support, which she continues to do on a part-time basis.

Rach is in house trained, and is passionate about delivering outstanding services and enjoys working as part of the safeguarding team to achieve a common goal.

In her own time, she loves spending time outside, and long walks with the two family dogs. 

Shelley Armstrong

Shelley joined Safeguarding Support in 2020 as an experienced AET-qualified freelance trainer, and now enjoys working across the business, keeping clients as up to date as possible with the ever changing challenges facing safeguarding children in education.

Whilst we aim to simplify safeguarding, Shelley’s passion is to ensure engagement, pride and confidence through training and support. Shelley enjoys applying the competencies gained in different industries and environments to researching, designing, and developing materials for those with the responsibility to safeguard children, and in return has enormous respect for their commitment.

Her experience across the private business sector brings commercial skills to training and her background in psychology and counselling ensure courses are designed and delivered with the learner in mind.

Shelley lives in Yorkshire and enjoys walking her springer spaniels – come rain or shine!

Abigail Havon

Abigail is an experienced AET qualified trainer who began her safeguarding career in the charity sector.  There she was a regional manager and part of the safeguarding leadership team.  She was involved in writing policies and procedures, developing, and delivering training and supporting staff and volunteers to work 121 with children struggling with their literacy. 

She has worked in a variety of business environments gaining experience in different sectors. She has always chosen roles that call for collaboration and communication to bring the best out in people and projects to completion.  Abigail passionately believes that empowering educators to work together as part of a safeguarding team will lead to better outcomes for children and young people. 

As part of the SSL training team her role focuses mainly on delivering virtual training. 

Abigail lives near the Jurassic Coast and enjoys long walks and caring for her jungle of houseplants.  

Carol Stephenson

Carol has spent her entire career teaching in Bradford primary schools. Most recently she was Head Teacher of a large, outstanding, multi-academy trust, inner-city
school where she gained Local Leaders of Education (LLE) status.

Carol is a highly experienced Designated Safeguarding Lead and safeguarding Governor, with an extensive range of expertise, skills and knowledge. It was through this depth of experience that she became a dedicated representative of Bradford Children’s Safeguarding Board. In June 2019, Carol was awarded a Bradford Safeguarding Champions lifetime achievement award 2019 for her continued work in safeguarding the children of Bradford.

Carol is in-house trained and is NSPCC certified to deliver Child Protection and Safeguarding training.

In her spare time, Carol enjoys working on her allotment.