Dealing with allegations of abuse against head teachers and senior staff - For independent school governors (England, UK version) To understand the process of how to deal with a situation should it arise and to know the role of the governor and other agencies. Be aware of how to best support those involved and to know what best practice looks like. Certificate awarded.
(England, UK only)
Course length: Approx 2 hrs
- To gain knowledge of the legal and regulatory context to allegations and their management.
- To understand the role of a governor in situations where allegations have been made.
- To be aware of the processes that must be followed and the roles of external agencies where allegations are made.
- To understand how best to support those involved.
- To be aware of what best practice looks like where allegations are made.
Who is this course for?
- Independent Schools Governors in England, UK
- Course outline
- What to expect
- Course Aims
- Background and scope
- Responsibilities and key principles
- Allegation or complaint?
- What might constitute and allegation?
- The employer
- Who is the employer?
- Giving support: employers' responsibilities to parents / carers
- Giving support: employers' responsibilities to employees
- First things to consider
- Initial considerations and explanations
- Secondary considerations
- Reasonable force
- Confidentiality and information sharing
- Managing exits from the school
- Records and references
- After a criminal investigation or prosecution
- What happens next?
- Unfounded or malicious allegations
- Governance and management processes
- Closing thoughts
- Sources of additional information