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Complex allegations and safeguarding terminations: How to limit cost, risk and delay

18 March 2022

In this webinar, our safeguarding and employment experts come together to discuss:

  • Your options as an employer – and the realistic risks attached to each of these
  • Delaying the inevitable versus dealing with the issue
  • Responsible leadership – how your quick response can protect children and reduce costs
  • Be empowered to take a realistic approach to risk by understanding the likely outcomes of a dismissal. And, learn how timely, strategic decision-making can limit costs associated with removing unsuitable employees.

This webinar is suitable for senior leaders operating in an education setting, including CEOs, COOs and CFOs, head teachers and principals, directors and heads of HR, designated safeguarding leads and trustee Chair of Boards.

Complex allegations and safeguarding terminations: How to limit cost, risk and delay

Our speakers

Dai-Durbridge

Dai Durbridge

Partner

Dai Durbridge specialises in advising schools, academies and other education providers on all pastoral matters, including admissions, exclusions, managing allegations against staff and all safeguarding matters, with a specific interest in vetting and barring. He is a recognised expert and delivers a variety of training and workshops on all pastoral matters.

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Ian Deakin

Ian Deakin

Partner

Ian acts across the full spectrum of employment law issues, including day to day advice and employment tribunal litigation. Ian has a particular interest in TUPE transfers and Service Provision Changes, including insourcing and outsourcing. Ian has worked on a number of cases for our education clients including recently successfully defending a claim against a MAT for race discrimination and unfair dismissal, and another against a school for age discrimination.
Ian has also assisted a government department in managing an employment tribunal claim that led to the exit of a difficult employee. In 2016/17 Ian was a Non-Executive Director at the White Rose Academy Trust and regularly presents webinars and seminars on employment related matters.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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