Brexit and the EEA list The DfE has confirmed that the list of individuals sanctioned in EEA countries will no longer be active once we leave the EU in January 2021. Schools should use other methods to try to verify whether new employees have been sanctioned in another country.
COVID-19 23rd April 2020 - following consultation with the DfE we have produced an addendum to the GSWP - see here
COVID-19 17th April 2020 - The consortium is aware that schools still want and need safer recruitment training for key staff. We have adapted the education materials for virtual / online delivery and produced guidelines for all accredited trainers to ensure that the collaborative and interactive nature of the Safer Recruitment course is protected as much as possible. Trainers should have received their new password today (17th April 2020).
May 2019 - The updated Guidance for Safer Working Practice (2019) is available on the home page; please click here to download a version with the main changes highlighted
May 2019 - we have had a significant increase in requests for the SR training materials for the adult workforce - you can now download these from the Services page using your usual log in & password.
October 2018 - Those trainers who use the 'official' consortium refresher materials can now request the updated version - email us or use the contact form to request. The wider children's workforce version Oct 2018 has now been uploaded to the services page with a table of changes; although the training notes are not yet complete you should be able to make sense of the course based on the education training notes.
We have changed the way accredited trainers access these resources; you should have received a log-in and password 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). A new password will be circulated in August 2020. 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 [email protected] 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
Guidance from the Home Office re overseas checks (wef 6th April 2017)
Filtering of offences - 16th Sept 2020 - HM Gov has passed an order which will change the filtering rules - more info to follow
Filtering of offences guide (current - please note this is expected to change in Dec 2020)
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
REC guidelines 2017 Putting pupils first
Teaching Regulation Agency
There is a range of information about the TRA (formerly known as 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