There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to a crisis - and there’s nothing worse than a generic response that pretends there is.
The case studies below reflect a fraction of the many situations that I have worked on over the years.
Due to the sensitive nature of the issues concerned and the importance of client discretion,
details have been anonymised.
FORMER TEACHER CONVICTED OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON PUPILS
In 2017, a prep school in the south of England received a request for information from police who were investigating complaints of inappropriate behaviour.
ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT AT A UNIVERSITY COLLEGE RESIDENCE
A student at a prestigious college made an allegation of serious sexual assault against another student.
COMPLAINT ABOUT THE TEACHING OF GENDER IDENTITY ISSUES
A school in the north of England received a formal complaint about its PHSE provision.
NEGATIVE COVERAGE ABOUT A PLANNING APPLICATION FOR A CHILDREN’S HOME
A national provider of high-quality children’s care homes had secured planning permission for a small group home in which children with complex needs were to be housed.
POTENTIAL CLOSURE OF A RESIDENTIAL HOME FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
A leading charity had to undertake a wide-ranging consultation about the future viability of a residential facility for people with learning disabilities.
TEACHER PROHIBITED FROM TEACHING FOLLOWING A RULING BY THE TEACHING REGULATION AGENCY (TRA)
A teacher accused of grooming female pupils was dismissed by the school and referred to the TRA.
“She is superb at listening to gather a full picture of all the facts and your first thoughts on next steps before then giving spot-on advice.”