Sarah Cope
0121 476 3415


  • Ellen Osborne
    Ellen Osborne
    Compliance For Schools Ltd

    Having gained more than 20 years of local government experience within the education sector gives me extensive knowledge of recruitment and pre-employment practices within schools. I currently support more than 500 schools to ensure recruitment and Single Central Record are compliant with Ofsted, Home Office and Audit. I provide bespoke advice around recruitment issues.

    As a Qualified Workplace Mediator, I support with both simple and complex cases in schools.

    I am passionate about children achieving their potential, serving as a Governor for a special school within Birmingham and as a Trustee for a Multi Academy Trust.


Zoom Session
Zoom Session


Thu 1 May 2025


09:30 - 11:30

Basic Overview of the Single Central Record (SCR)

Focus: Catholic Life
For: SLT and deputies, business/office managers, governors responsible for safeguarding


A well maintained Single Central Record (SCR) is a critical element of all safer recruitment and safeguarding work in schools.


  1. The ‘Schools’ Single Central Record training session is aimed at enabling your setting to meet the specific requirements checked by Regulatory Bodies and which enhance organisational safety.
  2. It is also aimed to ensure the SCR maintained is accurate and compliant with the Law and the Department for Education Statutory guidance, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.


  1. Understand the legal and regulatory framework, underpinning the format and content of the SCR.
  2. Discuss the categories of staff/workers that should/should not be recorded on the SCR.
  3. Explore options around format and content of the SCR in line with safer recruitment principles and SCR best practice; what good looks like.
  4. Enable you to understand and apply key considerations and requirements when carrying pre- employment checks for school-based staff, volunteers, contractors, and Agency workers.
  5. Have resources to help you regularly self-audit your schools’ Single Central Record to ensure that it remains compliant with minimum requirements.

Director’s Note:

We all know how crucial it is that this is done well and fully understood. Ellen is a fabulous provider. Get the relevant people booked on.

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