Welcome to the Safer Recruitment Consortium website 

Sept 2022 The Safer Recruitment Consortium has been working with the Better Hiring Institute, DfE and relevant sector representatives to identify robust procedures for verifying applicants' identities. BHI has produced the following documents which accredited trainers are free to share with delegates

 Employer checklist for new appointments 

 Employer checklist for existing employees who change their name 

 Guidance note

Downloads for attendees at the filtering briefing (Dec 2020)

November 2022 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 (Nov 2022) has now been uploaded to the services page with a table of changes.

Feb 2022 The GSWP has been updated and published. You can find the guidance and a short slideshow on the home page. 


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 - 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.

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

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 

November 2022 - The DfE and TRA have published a list of all individuals included on the list of people prohibited from managing an independent school (s128) - see here

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