There will be situations when criminal investigations or proceedings against an alleged abuser, who is an adult acting in some position of trust within an organisation. This results in either an acquittal or a decision not to prosecute and remains a concern for the Organisation. Due to this the organisation has to be reviewed and consideration.
Following an initial assessment by an appropriate officer and where an allegation remains which requires further enquiry, it is good practice that the organisation should appoint an independent investigator to carry out such enquiries. These are appropriate, seeking assistance form the statutory agencies where they hold information, interviewing witnesses, the victim(s) / complainant(s), the accused and others who can provide evidence as to the alleged incidents or other relevant information.
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