Independent Investigation

In this case, a student had made an allegation against a member of teaching staff.

The school asked me to conduct an independent investigation into the allegations made by the pupil, and consider a range of evidence including interviewing witnesses and considering documentary evidence. I was asked to reach a conclusion regarding whether the allegations should be regarded as substantiated and whether there were any additional safeguarding issues that the school needed to address.

The report assisted the school in deciding to hold a hearing under their disciplinary procedures and address other safeguarding issues within the school.