Managing safeguarding investigations

Governance, Training

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This course will equip you to manage organisational investigations into safeguarding concerns. You will learn how to develop risk assessments and terms of reference and receive practical guidance on appointing an investigation team, reporting and managing stakeholder relationships. 

This course will not train you to become a safeguarding investigator. It will equip you to manage the investigation process - to oversee the required steps and follow key principles of conducting an investigation. 

Prices vary from £230 to £630, find out more on 

What you will learn

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals and key principles of managing a safeguarding concern
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the investigation manager and investigation team
  • Develop an outline of a risk assessment 
  • Review and improve an investigation plan
  • Manage stakeholder relationships throughout and beyond an investigation
  • Support an outcome that follows due process and is survivor and witness-focussed


This course will be delivered entirely online, through facilitated live sessions (using Zoom) as well as individual and group activities on the Bond learning platform. We work hard to make sure you get the same level of interaction and facilitator support as you would in our training room. You’ll work in breakout rooms, use case studies, co-create documents and even take part in role play – all online.

  • Key principles of investigating a safeguarding concern
  • Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders; delineation of duties
  • Selecting the investigation team 
  • Risk assessments, investigation plans 
  • Managing and supporting stakeholders; the survivor, investigations team and others
  • Overseeing the investigation reports and next steps
  • Managing feedback to stakeholders

What you require

To register for this course you must have previously attended Bond’s good safeguarding practice ( or similar, or have an equivalent level of knowledge and skill gained through professional experience, including the management of safeguarding investigations. If you do not have the required experience we strongly recommend that you attend good safeguarding practice first. Please contact [email protected] if you are unsure whether this course is right for you.