A school website I visited today appeared to be using an application form that had been designed by the safer recruitment mandarins. So, if such a thing exists why don't most schools and LEAs use it? After all, we are told that safer recruitment is the reason that almost all schools now insist on application forms, and the reason they are so onerous to fill in. This form seemed very comprehensive, with everything your typical SS interrogator might think of asking. Surely using the officially sanctioned form would then be the safest option. And, of course, it would save people having to fill in the same kind of thing again and again and again.