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The new training resources have now been in use for over 2 years and feedback has been very good. The education materials were updated in May 2017 & wider children's workforce version in Aug 2017. In addition, we have changed the way accredited trainers access these; you should have received a log-in and password in May / June to enable you to download the resources directly from the 'services' page on this website (along with a control sheet so you can quickly see what changes we have made). If you have not received an email from LFF with a password, please contact us. New trainers are also given a password once they have completed the T4T course and returned their signed trainer agreement. 


Trainers previously accredited by NCSL, CWDC or the Lucy Faithfull Foundation can still access these by registering with LFF - contact by email at training@lucyfaithfull.org.uk Once you have completed a registration form and submitted this along with a copy of your T4T certificate, you will be sent a copy of the Trainers' Code of Conduct to sign and the materials will be yours soon after.  

Useful flowcharts and information


New guidance from the Home Office re overseas checks (wef 6th April 2017) - training materials will be updated over Easter. 

Filtering of offences; a simple guide for applicants (by Unlock)

Filtering of offences guide (by the DBS) 

Flowchart - who needs a barred list check, enhanced DBS or both? 

Flowchart - applying for a DBS certificate

Flowchart - checking someone who is already registered with the Update service 


Latest statistics 

We know that delegates (and trainers) like to have up to date statistics. The DfE has reported that in the period April 2012 to May 2016 the NCTL held 586 teacher misconduct hearings and issued 370 prohibition orders. We will include this data in the next version of Safer Recruitment but please feel free to quote it in the meantime! 

There is a range of information about the NCTL function on gov.uk, including guidance, decisions and upcoming hearings (which are open to the public): https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/teacher-misconduct