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Central Record of Recruitment and Vetting Checks (Statutory)

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Central Record of Recruitment and Vetting Checks (Statutory)

Applies to

Maintained Schools, Academies, Free Schools, Sixth Form College, Pupil Referral Units, Independent Schools, Non Maintained Special Schools.


It is a statutory requirement (Keeping Children Safe in Education, Paragraph 112) for all schools and academies to keep and maintain a single central record (SCR) of recruitment and vetting checks for their whole workforce (including volunteers, supply staff and teacher trainees on salaried routes). Academies will also need to keep the same information for all members of the proprietor body.  Governing Boards need to be confident that the SCR is up-to-date.  It is recommended as best practice that the Safeguarding Governor checks the SCR once a term and signs to acknowledge they have done so.


Governing body free to delegate to a committee of the governing body, an individual governor or the head teacher.

Review frequency:

Live document covering staff and volunteers currently employed. To be updated whenever a new member of staff, volunteer or trustee joins the School/Academy

Local Guidance

Guidance (Dec 16) is available on schools web here along with a Model template.


Maintained schools – The School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009. Academies and Free Schools - Independent School Standards Regulations 2010

Academies - Independent School Standards regulations 2010 Schedule 1 Part 4:

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

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