Our safeguarding investigations and review service provides NGBs with an independent investigation into safeguarding complaints, concerns and allegations. All our investigations are conducted by expert members of the National Safeguarding Panel. At the end of the process the NGB will receive a detailed report, recommendations and dossier of evidence on which to base their decision making.
A typical investigation will involve:
• appointment of an independent investigator/reviewer
• undertaking of relevant conflict checks
• review of relevant documents
• review of all evidence and information already gathered by the NGB
• interview with the person(s) subject to concern
• interviews with any complainants and witnesses
• drafting of signed witness statements
• drafting of a report setting out the investigator’s key findings and recommendations
The NGB is expected to provide background information setting out the nature of the complaints and concerns, a copy of relevant policies and contact details of the complainant, the individual complained against and any possible witnesses. The NGB is also responsible for acting on the findings and recommendations of the investigation.
Information for NSP investigators
The series of forms map out a chronological pathway through an investigation; individuals may download and use any of the forms considered relevant within any investigation on behalf of the NSP. The purpose of the forms is to provide consistency of practice amongst investigators, simultaneously providing a better service to victims and fairness to those who may be the subject of concerns or allegations.
Please see the guidance notes as to how to fill them in.