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Are there templates of investigation reports on allegations against staff? We link to an investigation report template from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), and to a template used by a school. We also relay guidance on investigating allegations against staff.


General report

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has a template for a disciplinary investigation report that can be used to record details of internal investigations into allegations against members of staff.

The report has 5 sections:

  • Introduction
  • Process of investigation
  • Investigation findings
  • Conclusion
  • Supporting documents

In the ‘conclusion’ section, the investigator can recommend formal or informal action, or note that no action is required.

Investigation plan and report template, ACAS (Word doc file)

School-specific report

Newhaven School, a pupil referral unit in Greenwich, uses a model disciplinary procedure for school staff from the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It includes a disciplinary investigation report template as appendix G on pages 47-48.  

The template has sections covering terms of reference, a summary of the background and the evidence itself.

Any explanation offered by the employee subject to the allegations when they are

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