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Safer Recruitment and the Single Central Record (SCR)

Safer Recruitment and the Single Central Record (SCR)

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SENTRY® for Safer Recruitment

SENTRY® for Safer Recruitment

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Onboarding and Ongoing Support

Onboarding and Ongoing Support

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Features and Functionality

Features and Functionality

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Safer Recruitment and the Single Central Record

What is a Single Central Record (SCR)?

A Single Central Record is the record of safeguarding checks (e.g. DBS checks) carried out during the recruitment and screening of staff and other relevant people.

Why do I need a SCR?

An SCR is a statutory requirement for organisations governed by the Department for Education. It plays an essential role in protecting children and young people from those who seek to cause them harm.

Sentry for Safer Recruitment

What is Sentry for Safer Recruitment?

Sentry is a safeguarding software tool that effectively manages your safer recruitment process and acts as your Single Central Record (SCR).

How is Sentry more effective than my existing processes?

Sentry will ensure that your recruitment processes are robust and act as a critical first line of defence against those individuals who may present significant risks to children and young people. Using spreadsheets or paper is subject to human error. Using Sentry you can ensure all relevant checks have been made and no important step missed.

How will Sentry support safeguarding in my setting?

Sentry effectively manages your safer recruitment process and acts as your Single Central Record (SCR). It enables you to easily record all recruitment checks that are required by the statutory guidance and to closely track every step of the process. The system has been designed to guide you through the recruitment process, to monitor the progress of outstanding checks, and to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation.

How will Sentry help my setting go above and beyond safeguarding requirements?

Sentry for Safer Recruitment can help you take your safeguarding processes to the next level, being customisable to meet the needs of your own safeguarding policies and practice.

Will I save time using Sentry?

Using Sentry will certainly save you time in the recording and management of safeguarding checks, allowing you to easily and quickly keep track of the safer recruitment process.

Onboarding and Ongoing Support

What is a Single Central Record (SCR)?

A Single Central Record is the record of safeguarding checks (e.g. DBS checks) carried out during the recruitment and screening of staff and other relevant people.

Why do I need a SCR?

An SCR is a statutory requirement for organisations governed by the Department for Education. It plays an essential role in protecting children and young people from those who seek to cause them harm.

Features and Functionality

What is a Single Central Record (SCR)?

A Single Central Record is the record of safeguarding checks (e.g. DBS checks) carried out during the recruitment and screening of staff and other relevant people.

Why do I need a SCR?

An SCR is a statutory requirement for organisations governed by the Department for Education. It plays an essential role in protecting children and young people from those who seek to cause them harm.

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