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NASS are holding a one day virtual training event via Zoom for Identifying and Investigating Allegations of Professional Abuse on 25th September 2020. Timings for this online training will be 9.15 am (9:30 am start) to 3:30 pm. The training will be separated into 3 sessions over the day to allow for screen breaks and attendees to take a lunch break.
This training event is suitable for members of the school leadership team, heads of department and / or HR officers who may in the future refer, be asked to investigate, or oversee an investigation of, an allegation against a member of staff or volunteer.
To equip delegates with the skills and understanding to recognise allegations of professional abuse and undertake robust disciplinary investigations.
By the end of the course, delegates will:
- be able to describe a range of behaviours that could be considered ‘allegations of professional abuse’
- be familiar with the statutory guidance and relevant legislation, including time-scales and record-keeping
- review and, if necessary, update their own policy and procedures to ensure best practice
- have a sound understanding of the role and responsibilities of an investigating officer
- be able to plan then undertake an efficient investigation and draw conclusions confidently
- appreciate when suspension may be appropriate, and possible alternatives to suspension
- understand which circumstances invoke the legal duty to refer to regulatory bodies
To receive your certificate you must be in attendance for the whole event. Certificates will be emailed to participants following the completion of the training.
About the Presenter
Carolyn is a highly experienced and skilled trainer in the field of child protection and safeguarding. She has already run very successful training programmes for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Safer Recruitment within our sector and will work closely with NASS to ensure that this course meets our need.