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.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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

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