Responding to Allegations against Professionals who hold positions of trust


Responding to Allegations Against Professionals Who Hold Positions of Trust

19th October 2021, 9.30 am - 4 pm

Are you absolutely sure that you understand what should happen if anyone complains or alleges that a member of your team has abused a child, young person or parent?

Are you equally confident that your HR Provider is working in a clear partnership with you? I.e. in such a way that your legal obligations under the Children Act legislation is being followed whilst also applying disciplinary processes in a timely and appropriate way

With the background of Justice Alexis Jay's Inquiry into Historic Abuse, National Sporting Bodies and Catholic Church Inquiries and most recently the Everyone's Invited social media platform exposing the actual extent of professional people who have abused their position of trust, NOW IS the time to get yourself properly informed.

This is an aspect of safeguarding practice that never goes away. And during this fourteen months of pandemic, there are some important facts to note:

  • Many people, our students or clients, parents or staff members have been 'locked down' with triggered memories of trauma ... an experience of abuse by a professional trusted person that they can not banish from their thoughts
  • Many professionals in larger or smaller organisations and in solopreneur kinds of roles have had an open season to groom and mould relationships with vulnerable people
  • The fractures in home-working and at work attention to following procedure have and are providing exactly the gap for offenders to manipulate

So, if you want to feel reassured that...

  • You know how to deter those who confidently apply for jobs in our organisations, purely to get easy access to vulnerable parents, their children or young people
  • You can spot the kind of behaviours in your Practitioners, Managers and/or colleagues that should cause you to take action
  • You have a clear professional behaviour policy that actually reflects expectations for modern professional conduct and behaviour
  • All members of your organisation including: trustees, governors and practitioners within the team challenge each other, rather than close ranks
  • If you or members of your team heard a complaint or allegation being made that you would recognise it as a child protection matter
  • You know your procedural responsibility if an allegation is made against a member of your practitioner team, including what should happen if that allegation concerns the Head of Service, Manager and/or Proprietor/Owner.

This course is being offered face -to-face 'live' in a COVID-19-secure setting in Central London.

Strictly 16 places available. The cost is £210 + VAT per delegate, which includes refreshments and a delicious light lunch where we can cater to most dietary requests.

This course is being lead by Catherine, our Director. She, as many of you will know, holds a deep commitment to the development of emotionally intelligent, mature teams ; teams who can own all aspects of their safeguarding duties in a meaningful way. She promises a lively, rich and deeply informative day.