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Exit interviews

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An exit interview is your last opportunity to support your staff, help them feel valued and hear their safeguarding concerns. By asking the right questions at an exit interview, you can reveal problems that have been hidden previously. This can help improve safeguarding across the organisation, even if it’s too late to do anything for the person involved.

You may also discover that you find information that leads to you starting a new disciplinary or grievance procedure, or raising an historic safeguarding concern.

  • Read discipline, grievance and whistleblowing procedures before running exit interviews if you aren’t already familiar with those processes.
  • If you uncover a safeguarding concern during an exit interview, use your internal safeguarding reporting procedures, or look at responding to concerns from our designated safeguarding leads guide for advice.

This page was last reviewed for accuracy on 06 December 2018

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