Last updated: 21 Jun 2021

It is best practice for appeals processes to be separate from any case management group to ensure an independent overview. 

Appealing case outcomes

Organisations should offer opportunities for all parties to appeal against the outcome of both safeguarding and disciplinary processes.

These appeal processes should be written into the organisation’s safeguarding policies and procedures.

Organisations may also refer matters on appeal to the National Safeguarding Panel which may, by written agreement or specific rules reference, sit in place of the appeals panel of the organisation.