Single central record: monitoring

Use our checklist to save you time when monitoring your school's single central record (SCR).

Last reviewed on 22 June 2023
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School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 30277
  1. Download our checklist
  2. Responsibility for the SCR
  3. Frequency of monitoring

Download our checklist

The checklist includes:

  • Prompts to help you monitor whether the record is accurate and up to date
  • Fields for you to note comments or actions related to each item

Rectify any mistakes

Use our template to indicate where fields on the single central record (SCR) are incomplete, and record next steps and timeframes for rectifying this.

Ofsted will ask to see your SCR at the start of an inspection. Inspectors will:

  • Define mistakes such as illegible entries and missing dates as 'minor administrative errors'
  • Not make any allowances for breaches of DBS checks, so make sure that your SCR shows these were carried out properly

Your SCR needs to show a record of the pre-employment checks that were carried out before staff members started working at the