Course Introduction

A two-day course aimed at providing the competency to undertake workplace investigations in situations when the thresholds around a Safeguarding incident have not been met.

Duration – 2 days

Next Course Date – Upon Request

Course Aimed at – Designated Safeguarding Leads, Human Resource Managers, Supervisory Roles.

Costs – Advised at time of enquiry.

Course can be delivered as Workshop, Classroom or Virtual Live Online Training.

Difficulty – Intermediate

Teacher – Various

Materials Provided – Handouts & Workbook

CPD Awarded – No

Topics Covered

Part One – Safeguarding

  • To identify the key stages in the Child Protection Process and the relevance of thresholds to investigation.
  • To understand the key factors on what to do when a child discloses and the importance of good recording and information sharing practice in the safeguarding context.

Part Two – Investigation

  • To identify the key expectations on standards of investigation and integrity, including the importance of adopting ethical investigative standards, keeping an open mindset and avoiding bias.
  • How organisational preparation should take place, with emphasis on investigator’s preparation and action planning and handling investigator’s meetings.
  • The importance of identifying and gathering evidence and key components when writing investigation reports.
  • Understanding responsibilities after an investigation has been completed and following with the need to review to seek organisational learning opportunities.
  • Dealing with conflict in the investigative process; developing an understanding of the PEACE model of interviewing and the need to have a structured process.
  • To identify note-taking techniques and how these and other aspects become disclosable.
  • Identify the standards of proof required in workplace investigations and how to identify witnesses and record statements.
  • To learn about tribunal processes and how they operate.

Course Description

This two-day course is aimed at staff who have a role in human resources, management, designated safeguarding leads, or other supervisory roles.

It provides competency to undertake workplace investigations and understand the process from outset to conclusion, including during those situations when the thresholds around a safeguarding incident have not been met and the local authority redirect back to the referring organisation.

Discussed are the standards set out by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) and how to adopt these standards. It will also include the addition requirements around those investigations that have a Safeguarding context.

The course includes practical elements to allow delegates to further their learning experience.

The course will be divided into two parts; Safeguarding and investigation.