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21 Jan 2021
A brand new training session to support church leaders and trustees to manage an allegation.
In the session we will also cover handle complaints.
Duration : 3 hours
Target Audience: Trustees and church leaders/officers HR and Senior Managers
Course Aim: Managing an allegation can be a really difficult and stressful situation for all concerned. This session is to help you understand the whole process from receiving the initial allegation, recording and reporting and through to its conclusion.
Handling a complaint can be equally as difficult, this is where we need to ensure that our policies and governing documents for church order are fit for purpose.
We will take you through - sub threshold allegations where an allegation doesn't meet statutory reporting and also statutory reporting
• How to report.
• Who to report to.
• The role of the LADO
• Supporting the staff member or volunteer .
• Managing the reputational risk
Delivered within a Biblical and legal framework
Having worked in a local authority, managed and investigated allegations against staff in schools and volunteers through his LADO role, as well as leading on investigations or allegations that are below statutory threshold for churches, Paul shares the learning on how church and charities should act and manage allegations against a person working with children & young people and vulnerable adults at risk of abuse, how you manage the risks as well as the potential risk to church reputation through having robust systems and processes in place.