Managing safeguarding investigations
This course will equip you to manage organisational investigations into safeguarding concerns. You will learn how to develop risk assessments and terms of reference and receive practical guidance on appointing an investigation team, reporting and managing stakeholder relationships.
This course will not train you to become a safeguarding investigator. It will equip you to manage the investigation process - to oversee the required steps and follow key principles of conducting an investigation.
Who is it for?
Those with responsibility for managing safeguarding investigations, e.g. safeguarding leads or focal points, audit, compliance and risk managers, HR managers or designated safeguarding officers.
To register for this course you must have previously attended Bond’s good safeguarding practice or similar, or have an equivalent level of knowledge and skill gained through professional experience, including the management of safeguarding investigations. If you do not have the required experience we strongly recommend that you attend good safeguarding practice first. Please contact [email protected] if you are unsure whether this course is right for you.
Three half-days of live interactive online sessions, plus groupwork between the sessions. See the schedule below for full course timings.
Total time commitment over the period of the course is 15 hours:
- 10.5 hours of live online sessions
- 4.5 hours of self-paced activities
What you will learn
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Explain the fundamentals and key principles of managing a safeguarding concern
- Describe the role and responsibilities of the investigation manager and investigation team
- Develop an outline of a risk assessment
- Review and improve an investigation plan
- Manage stakeholder relationships throughout and beyond an investigation
- Support an outcome that follows due process and is survivor and witness-focussed
This course will be delivered entirely online, through facilitated live sessions (using Zoom) as well as individual and group activities on the Bond learning platform. We work hard to make sure you get the same level of interaction and facilitator support as you would in our training room. You’ll work in breakout rooms, use case studies, co-create documents and even take part in role play – all online.
- Key principles of investigating a safeguarding concern
- Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders; delineation of duties
- Selecting the investigation team
- Risk assessments, investigation plans
- Managing and supporting stakeholders; the survivor, investigations team and others
- Overseeing the investigation reports and next steps
- Managing feedback to stakeholders
All times in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Check the live session start and end time in your timezone here (please ensure you choose the right date when checking timezones).
Pre-course activity: approximately 45 minutes' additional work required before live session 1
Live session 1: Wednesday 25 November 2020, 9.30 - 13.00 GMT
Group task: approximately 1.5 hours' additional work required between live session 1 and 2
Live session 2: Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 9.30 - 13.00 GMT
Group task: approximately 1 hour's additional work required between live session 2 and 3
Live sessions 3: Friday 4th December 2020, 9.30 - 13.00 GMT
Bookings will close at 15:00 GMT on the last working day before the course to enable us to email participants the joining instructions ahead of the first live session.
- Bond members >£2M annual spend
- Bond members <£2M annual spend
* 10% off if you book 8 weeks in advance; 5% off 3 or more bookings.
Contact us for special discounts if you're a student or unemployed.
off if you book early*
off multiple bookings*
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 to Friday, December 4, 2020
14 places available