This event is now fully booked, places are still avalible on our 6 May session.
Why Should You Attend?
There are numerous situations where schools may find an investigation is required:
• A member of staff raises a grievance or uses the school's whistleblowing procedure to raise a concern
• An allegation is made against a member of staff which might lead to a disciplinary hearing
• A parent raises a complaint and invokes the formal stage of the school's complaints policy
• A pupil makes a disclosure which raises a concern about potential bullying or peer on peer abuse
The seminar is aimed at all those who are involved in undertaking investigations in their role. With the use of practical examples and case studies, we will cover:
• The role of an investigating officer
• How to undertake a fair and lawful investigation
• Identifying and gathering relevant evidence
• Taking witness statements (including from reluctant witnesses and pupils)
• Handling sensitive safeguarding or criminal allegations and the interplay with the police or external agencies
• Disclosure and sharing of information under the GDPR
Due to recent developments regarding the COVID-19, and in respect to our delegates, clients and employees, please can we ask you not to attend this event/seminar if you have travelled to/from any of the affected areas as identified by Public Health England within the last 2 weeks and/or if you are experiencing any of the virus symptoms.