Safeguarding Investigations & Court Room Prep

posted Jul 5, 2013, 6:17 AM by Kay Heritage   [ updated Nov 13, 2019, 7:07 AM by Rebecca Barker ]
The main focus of the Safeguarding Adults Investigation is to gather all relevant information, including interviewing any relevant people, to come to a decision about whether the allegation can be substantiated, and the ways in which an individual can be supported to prevent future abuse.

As a senior manager you are responsible for making important critical decisions involving your staff, patients or the public. Most of the time this isn’t a problem but, what happens when things go wrong?

What happens when you have to justify your decisions in the public arena, when every aspect of your decision-making process is scrutinised and you have to defend your actions in an Employment Tribunal, a Civil Court or maybe even a Coroner’s Court?

How well equipped are you to write a professional report and then defend it and yourself when your whole integrity and credibility are being ruthlessly attacked by a cross-examining lawyer?