• Managing child safeguarding allegations webinar

    Published: July 11 2019

    Lily Toppo from Kent HR and Louise Brenlund from Brachers hosted a joint webinar that explores best practice and legal guidance for dealing with managing child safeguarding allegations in the workplace. The webinar covered the following areas.

    • Law and current guidance
    • Key Collaborations
    • Steps that should be taken
    • Confidentiality
    • Managing the situation and exit arrangements
    • Prevention rather than cure

    Lily Toppo from KentHR looked into the role of others involved such as the designated officer and your role as an employer. Lily also explores a range of practical steps that you should take, considerations and the possible outcomes after the investigation.

    Louise Brenlund from Brachers takes a look at what is the statutory guidance from the Department for Education on safeguarding, who does this guidance apply to and when does it apply? Louise also highlights the policies and procedures that schools and academies should have in place the types of training that should be conducted to staff in relation to safeguarding. There is also an explanation of what actions should be taken when an allegation comes to light, should you consider  staff suspension and what are the alternatives.

    Further information

    Kent HR can provide a range of HR support for schools and academies.  For specific guidance on the HR issues involved in managing child safeguarding allegations in education, please fill out the enquiry form below or contact us.

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