This guidance is relevant to school and college leaders in England, as well as staff with a responsibility for
maintaining the Single Central Record (SCR).
The inspection of safeguarding is one of the most significant elements of a school inspection. Consequently, even an otherwise good or outstanding school can be downgraded to inadequate overall if safeguarding is not judged to be effective. A school’s SCR is a key part of the evidence inspectors consider when inspecting safeguarding.
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