9. Avoiding and Managing Allegations against Staff

  1. Marcus Erooga
  1. Jo Green

Published Online: 10 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119943228.ch9

Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working with Them

Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working with Them

How to Cite

Green, J. (2012) Avoiding and Managing Allegations against Staff, in Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working with Them (ed M. Erooga), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119943228.ch9

Editor Information

  1. University of Huddersfield's Centre, UK

Author Information

  1. Government Office, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. The NSPCC/Wiley Series in Protecting Children

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christopher Cloke3,
  2. Jan Horwath4 and
  3. Peter Sidebotham5

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    NSPCC, 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NX, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TU, UK

  3. 5

    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119972693

Online ISBN: 9781119943228

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Keywords:

  • avoiding, managing allegations against staff;
  • DCSF, code of conduct for keeping children safe;
  • paramouncy to children's welfare, workers, judged cautiously;
  • ‘rigour of precautionary approach’, for safety;
  • employers, setting personal, professional boundaries for staff;
  • procedural fairness, with a precautionary approach;
  • precautionary, with objective standards applied;
  • organizations, clear values of appropriate staff behaviour;
  • safe organisations, allowing no room as vehicles of abuse

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Incidence of Allegations

  • Behaviour That Gives Rise to Allegations

  • Procedural Fairness within a Precautionary Approach

  • Characteristics of a Safe Organisation

  • References