Ofsted requires all registered providers to have a policy regarding allegations being made against an adult working in the setting, whether they are a member of staff or a volunteer.
Appropriate policies and procedures, as well as following the principles of good practice, protect both children and staff.
The member of staff against whom an allegation has been made should always be:
treated fairly and honestly and helped to understand the concerns and the processes involved
kept informed of the progress and outcome of any investigation and the implications for themselves, eg disciplinary or related processes
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