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Safer Recruitment Consortium

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Latest news

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).  


August 2019 - The resources have been updated - trainers should receive an email during mid August with a new password. The refresher materials have also been updated and can be requested from the consortium using the contact page.  


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 training[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; 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 


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