Allegations against your staff or volunteers
When an allegation of abuse or neglect is made against someone working or volunteering in your setting, this can be devastating for all concerned. You will need to contact your Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and discuss the matter with them, following the Government’s mandatory Allegations Management process.
However, where the LADO advises that the matter doesn’t meet the Allegations Management thresholds, or where it does, and the outcome is a disciplinary investigation, Jane Bee Safeguarding can help.
Jane is experienced in undertaking investigations of this nature on behalf of a range of organisations, attending disciplinary panels and managing conflict. As a LADO herself for 12 years, Jane understands what is required of a disciplinary level investigation, how parents need to be involved and how to manage the press and any subsequent publicity.
Help for Local Authorities
Jane is an experienced LADO. She chaired the South West LADO group for 8 years and was elected the 1st National chair of the National LADO Network (NLN). Where there is a complaint against the handling of an Allegations Management case and an independent opinion is required, Jane is able to discuss this with you and to provide an independent oversight.
Peer on peer abuse
The numbers of peer on peer abuse continue to rise and managing this in your setting can be difficult. Where there are parental complaints that peer on peer abuse has not been taken seriously, not been investigated properly, or where a member of staff is alleged not to have managed the situation well, an investigation may be required. Jane carries out such investigations, involving parents, staff and young people where the concerns do not meet the criminal thresholds.