Managing Allegations against Staff and Volunteers
Please note – SSCB run two courses. One aimed specifically at education staff and one at managers and supervisors. Please ensure you book onto the correct course for your organisation.
AM Education settings; Schools and Colleges (Head teachers, Governors, DSL’s with staffing responsibilities; recruitment, retention and disciplinary matters etc.)
PM All other settings; including Early Years (Managers, Governors, DSLs with staffing responsibilities; recruitment, retention and disciplinary matters etc.)
Pre-requisites: Participants must have completed:
- ‘Working Together to Safeguarding Children’ Induction Training or have completed an approved alternative course.
Target Group: The half day course is aimed at managers and supervisors in voluntary, independent and statutory agencies who manage staff who are working (predominantly) with children, young people and/or their parents/carers.
Course Aim: To advise those employing adults to work with children in a paid or unpaid capacity, of their duties in respect of dealing with child protection allegations against staff or volunteers.
By the end of the course participants will have:
- Gained an understanding of national and local guidance in relation to managing allegations
- Considered the employers role and responsibilities and be clear about what to do if an allegation or concern is received about a member of staff or volunteer
- Understood the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
- Explored how the three processes of social care enquiries, police criminal process, and the employers’ responsibilities work together