This course, presented by Halloran Morrisey for Christian Schools, is designed for school executives (or equivalent) who are responsible for conducting school investigations which can include reportable conduct matters, parental complaints and workplace complaints. The course will be delivered face to face over two days.
The course will provide an overview of the complaint investigation process in a Christian School setting and will cover the following topics:
- the types of complaints handled at a school setting including reportable conduct allegations, parental complaints, policy breaches and workplace complaints,
- how to assess complaints,
- overview of the investigation process,
- conducting the investigation and the role of individuals in the process,
- best practice for eliciting reliable information in an interview.
This course is interactive and will include scenarios and the working through of a case study
This event will be delivered in person and is FREE for SRS Plus participating schools in NSW/ACT (for up to three delegates). You would be responsible for any travel and other costs for staff to attend this in person investigation training course. If you send more than three staff to this course there will be a fee of $50+GST for each additional staff member. Learn more about the SRS Plus service
This session is suitable for senior and middle leaders, who have a role in the safeguarding and wellbeing of staff and/or students in a school setting.
As part of the SRS Plus service, catering at this event will be provided (morning tea and lunch).
Parking is available on site for free.
Halloran Morrisey will provide to registrants a PDF version of the workbook, as well as training information, one day prior to the event.
The course presenter will be either Kate Halloran or Clare Morrissey from Halloran Morrissey.
Kate Halloran is a specialist child protection practitioner with nearly two decades’ experience gained in her roles with the Association of Independent Schools, the NSW Department of Education and Communities, the NSW Ombudsman Office, the NSW Department of Community Services and the NSW Joint Investigation Response Teams. Kate has 10 years’ experience operating at senior levels in both the government and non-government schools sectors which have enabled her to develop a thorough understanding of state and federal government child protection legislation and policy direction. Kate has represented the Independent schools sector on various child protection committees and joint works groups and has developed strong professional relationships with key stakeholders in government and non-government agencies. Kate has provided advice, support and guidance to heads of agencies when managing all aspects of complex child abuse and neglect concerns or investigating serious reportable allegations or historical sexual abuse matters. In addition, Kate develops and provides training and professional development to all levels of staffing in schools and other organisations. Kate’s area of interest and expertise is in supporting smaller organisations to navigate legislative compliance and safeguarding measures. Kate supports organisations to develop systems and structures that are meaningful to the organisation and its employees.
Clare Morrissey has been working in child protection for over ten years. After working in child protection response roles with the NSW Department of Community Services, Clare gained extensive experience working with schools as an employee of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW and the NSW Department of Education and Communities in child protection roles. Clare has provided specialist advice and support to school leaders on managing child abuse and neglect concerns, investigation and management of serious allegations against employees, risk management, duty of care concerns, family law issues, employment relations and work health and safety. Clare also has significant experience in developing and delivering training and professional development courses in the area of child protection and investigations. Clare has a particular interest in assisting organisations to examine its child protection management systems using a holistic framework that extends beyond legislative compliance. Clare assists organisations to enhance safeguarding measures to become a meaningful child safe organisation.
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Following the event, a statement of professional learning will be available to participants on their member dashboard.
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Where applicable, no refunds will be issued after 3 days out from the event. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee.
The event program is subject to change without prior notice.
Registration fees do not include insurance to cover loss of any fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the event or through cancellation of the event itself.
Where applicable, a full refund will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other reasons out of the organisers control.