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Dealing with allegations against a staff member - and ensuring children's safety without falling foul of employment law

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In this article we look at your legal obligations in respect of:

(a) Responding to and dealing appropriately with allegations made against a staff member amounting to possible misconduct or child harm and abuse;

(b) Compliance with the education (ECE) regulations; 

(c) Examples of decisions made by the Employment Relations Authority in cases where staff were alleged to have hurt or abused children. 

 

Dealing with Allegations

You have noticed a problem with a staff member's behaviour or someone comes to you with allegations of professional misconduct or harming a child. What can you do - and what should you do and why?


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