Reducing and Managing Allegations against Staff - 2 October 2020
Advice from the DfE is clear that if an allegation is made against a member of staff, a quick resolution should be a priority to the benefit of all concerned. Nevertheless, it is essential that any allegation is dealt with thoroughly, in a fair and consistent manner and in accordance with the appropriate school policy and procedure.
This course will deal with how various types of allegations can arise and how they should be managed taking into account a school's duty of care as an employer to support those involved and also taking account of a school's wider duties and responsibilities to statutory, regulatory and other bodies such as TRA and DBS.
The course will identify ways to engender a culture of awareness across your school community thereby reducing the potential for unsafe working practices and minimising the risk of allegations arising in the first place. It will help those undertaking investigations to do so with confidence.
The types of allegations covered will include those relating to: - • Safeguarding • Dishonesty (fraud and exam malpractice) • Conduct outside of the work place • Alcohol and substance misuse
Who is it for?
Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Chairs and Vice Chairs