A large independent school client received allegations that an employee had groomed and abused several students, and that previous complaints had been ignored.
Mindful of the need for a swift and sensitive response, Moores worked closely with the Principal to report the concerns to the regulators, remove the employee’s contact with children, and conduct an investigation into the allegations. After finding that the employee had engaged in the misconduct, Moores provided the school with behind the scenes support to take disciplinary action against the employee. Moores also assisted the school to successfully defend worker’s compensation and adverse action claims by the employee.
When the matter concluded, Moores met with the Principal and Board to discuss gaps in the school’s child safety practices, recommendations to improve its child safety strategy, and delivered child safety training to staff.
Despite attracting significant scrutiny from the regulator, the school subsequently received accreditation without limitation.