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Responding to Child Protection Allegations Against Employees

This workshop will equip you with the skills to respond effectively to allegations of a child protection nature made against employees. The training will provide an overview of employer’s obligations under the NSW Ombudsman Act, and you will examine the steps involved in the investigation process, risk assessment and management.

With more than 14 years experience in the oversight of reportable conduct allegations, the NSW Ombudsman’s employment-related child protection workshops are designed for those who undertake and review investigations of reportable conduct child protection allegations involving employees.

By completing this workshop, participants will have a clear understanding of:

  • Roles and responsibilities of key agencies in child protection
  • Key principles for responding to a child protection allegation
  • Steps in the investigation process
  • Risk assessment and risk management strategies
  • Good documentation and record keeping practices
  • Reaching findings based on available evidence
  • Appropriate responses to investigation findings, and
  • Ways to strengthen an agency’s child protection culture.

Who should attend?

Heads of agencies, investigators, managers or supervisors, who are responsible for responding to and/or investigating reportable child protection allegations or convictions against employees and staff involved in developing child protection policies, training and education

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.