In order to manage allegations against child care professionals, every Local Authority appoints a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).
The LADO should be alerted to all cases in which it is alleged that a person who works with children has:
- behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed, a child
- possibly committed a criminal offence against children, or related to a child, or
- behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates she/he may pose a risk to children (Working Together 2015)
Telephone Allegations Management Co-Ordinator 01452 426320
If you have concerns for a child which are of an urgent nature, i.e. a child appears to require immediate protection you should contact the Children and Families Helpdesk