Dealing with allegations of misconduct or gross misconduct within staff teams is a very sensitive and often highly complex task. Achieving the right outcome is essential and depends on being able to undertake an impartial and independent investigation of all the facts and evidence. Where safeguarding issues or concerns become apparent, it is equally important to ensure someone with the right skills and level of experience manages the entire process. They have to act appropriately at all times, both in their dealings with other people within the organisation and – when necessary – with external statutory agencies.
Our trusted and experienced staff can undertake such investigations sensitively and discreetly. In particular, their skills and experience ensure a fair, evidence-based outcome that will remain independent of any future decision by senior management regarding an employee’s suitability to remain in post or the ‘fitness for purpose’ of any safeguarding policies.