The University of Southampton
Human Resources

Investigations

The purpose of an investigation is to determine why an incident has occurred, establishing the facts which then inform what action may be required.

An investigation is the first step in addressing a concern. Its purpose is to discover all the relevant facts in a fair, reasonable and objective manner. The length and detail of investigation will depend on the circumstances.

From this page find guidance on how to conduct an investigation and the roles and responsibilities within the procedure.

Related documents

Conducting an investigation (XHR).pdf

Guidelines - Conducting an investigation.pdf

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