Be inspector ready in just a few clicks

Our Single Central Record solution replaces your spreadsheets and manual processes with a simple yet powerful portal.

Our automated system will save you time, increase efficiency and ensure 100% compliance.

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Perfect for Multi Academy Trusts

Our system is fully compliant with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines to ensure our Educational Establishments stay Ofsted and ISI compliant. We offer a completely bespoke service to schools nationwide to provide the perfect SCR solution.
River Learning Trust
Parallel Learning Trust
Archway Learning Trust
The Gorse Academies Trust
Nexus Education Schools Trust
Activate Learning Trust
Alethia Anglican Academies Trust
Stour Academy Trust
Brighter Future Learning Partnership Trust
South Bank Academy Trust
Omega Multi-Academy Trust
Catalyst Acadamies Trust
The Rowan Learning Trust
Marches Academy Trust
Alban Academies Trust
Oak Academies Trust
The Evolve Trust
Cygnus Academies Trust
University Schools Trust
The Dover Federation for the Arts
Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust

Our Partners

Single Central Record are proud to partner with the following organisations:
British Educational Suppliers Association
Lancashire Association of School Business Managers
Diocese of Guildford

What is a Single Central Record?

A Single Central Record (SCR), a vital document that ensures the safety of both students and staff. Our guide explores what a Single Central Record is, why it is essential for educational institutions, and how an automated solution like OnlineSCR can streamline this crucial process.
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Why choose Single Central Record?

Single Central Record has been carefully designed to have a superior, user-friendly interface which can order checks, automatically upload results and save time managing your single central record. Here are just a few of our key features:

Bespoke online SCR

Import your current single central record into our bespoke online portal. Our system clearly displays all records for every staff member to highlight areas that need addressing.

Stay notified

Built in reminder system to keep you up to date with your records. Flags up all required or expiring checks whilst providing updates on those in progress. Our daily and/or weekly email reminders ensure you keep on top.

Order checks effortlessly

Easily order all your DBS and additional checks for all staff members with just a few clicks. The check results are automatically populated back into the portal once completed.

24/7 auditing

Our system includes 24/7 auditing, highlighting all areas of your single central record that need attention to ensure you stay ISI and Ofsted compliant.

Fully customisable

Our system covers all staff and school types. Checks and reminders can be tailored to your school’s safeguarding practices and renewal periods. Effortlessly export your data in either Ofsted or ISI format.

Ongoing Support

Free telephone and remote support from our education experts to provide guidance and assistance whenever you need it.
How it works

DBS Eligibility Checker

Not sure if a role in your educational establishment requires a DBS check? Our experts have developed  a handy DBS Eligibility Checker that will tell you in seconds!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I transfer my existing MS Excel-based Single Central Record?

We can upload your current single central record into our system. Our system audits your Single Central Record 24/7 and will flag up any areas that require attention. This ensures that you are fully compliant. Our colour coded system allows you to clearly see the current status of all your checks.

What staff types are covered in the Single Central Record system?

Our system covers all staff types in accordance with Ofsted or ISI guidelines.

Can the Single Central Portal be used across Academy Trust schools?

Yes! You can easily switch between schools within your Multi Academy Trust. You can also transfer records between schools.

Can I transfer my current MIS data into the Single Central Record portal?

No problem! We can provide a trusted connection (used by over 18,000 UK primary and secondary schools) to communicate with your Management Information System. Information only needs to be entered once and, with the click of a button, the information transfers directly into our system.

How simple is it to order a recruitment check?

Our systems are directly connected to the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) and other regulatory bodies. You can request a variety of checks at the click of a button. We carry out the checks for you and populate the results back into your single central record automatically. This saves you time and completely eliminates input errors.

What other checks do you provide?

You can order the following checks: Online DBS, Prohibition, Section 128, QTS and DBS update service. Results automatically upload back into your online Single Central Record. Certification is provided with results.

How easy is it to manage staff details?

Our portal is extremely simple to use. Stay in control of your single central record by amending user rights, fully manage what your staff can access and amend. Unlimited users can be added to the account and our report log provides details of who has logged in and when.

Our built-in reminder system automatically flags up checks that are expiring and require renewals. Checks currently in progress can also be tracked to assess which stage they are at. We also provide a weekly reminder email to highlight areas of your single central record which require attention to keep you on track for your inspections.

What type of support do you offer?

During office hours, we're always here to provide free ongoing telephone and remote support. Just pick up the phone, we're ready to help!

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