Getting ahead of safeguarding risks...


About the Course 

A 2-day course for NGO and charity staff who want  to learn a  professional approach to discovering and investigating safeguarding risks. Taught by a professional investigator, participants will learn a unique and proven approach to improving organisational investigations. Highly interactive, participants will participate in exercises, a live simulation and have a follow-up session with the facilitators after completing the course.


This course develops the following competencies:


1. Delivering results

professional analysis of information and data; taking accountable decisions to progress safeguarding casework, using skills to help organisation deliver its mission


2. Demonstrating leadership

motivating others to share knowledge; making decisions, developing collaborative working across different teams, influencing others to deliver shared goals


3. Strategic thinking

contribution to ‘bigger picture’, engaging in organisational/cultural change, setting a vision and encouraging others to engage with it


4. Team working

collaborative working while under pressure, maintaining professionalism when faced with challenging circumstances.

Who should attend?

Mid-to-senior level staff who are, or may be, responsible for safeguarding and/or are designated to investigate allegations of staff misconduct within their organisations. No previous experience with investigations is required. 

What will you learn?

  • How to establish and run an investigative function in your organisation

  • Professional investigation techniques which can be applied across a range of safeguarding risks and scaled appropriately to your organisation

  • How to use resources effectively and efficiently

  • How to embed investigations into your organisation without disrupting core operations and aligning with organisational values

  • How to discover harm earlier and better protect staff and beneficiaries from harm

Course Schedule



Safer Edge Investigations Expert, Andrew Thomson, has nearly 20 years experience running global investigations in the UK and overseas. He has worked with international organisations, the EU and UN on investigative techniques and strategic change in security. A recognised expert in his field,  Andrew has given briefings and conferences in Europe, North America, SE Asia, East Asia and S. America. 

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