Managing safeguarding investigations

This course equips you to manage investigations into safeguarding concerns, with practical guidance on developing risk assessments & terms of reference, appointing an investigation team, managing stakeholder relationships & the reporting process.


8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL GB

This course will equip you to manage organisational investigations into safeguarding concerns. You will receive practical guidance on developing risk assessments and terms of reference, appointing an investigation team, reporting and managing stakeholder relationships. 

This course is not intended to prepare participants to carry out a safeguarding investigation or conduct safeguarding interviews themselves. It will equip you to manage the investigation process - to oversee the required steps and follow key principles of conducting an investigation. 

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
  • Develop an outline of a risk assessment and terms of reference
  • Manage stakeholder relationships throughout and beyond an investigation
  • Support an outcome that follows due process and is survivor and witness-focussed


  • Key principles of investigating a safeguarding concern
  • Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders; delineation of duties
  • Convening key stakeholders and selecting the investigation team 
  • Risk assessments, terms of reference 
  • Identifying safeguarding breaches in policies
  • Identifying potential witnesses and documentary evidence required
  • Supporting stakeholders; the survivor, investigations team and others
  • Overseeing the investigation reports and next steps

You will attend a one-day face-to-face workshop on 11 September 2019, followed by approximately 5 hours of online activities during the following two weeks.

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.

Course prices

Band 1


Band 2

Bond members >£2M annual spend

Band 3

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*


Aneeta Williams

Aneeta Williams is a former lawyer turned international development and humanitarian practitioner. Her specialisms include International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, Gender and SGBV and Safeguarding and Protection.


8 All Saints Street
N1 9RL
United Kingdom