Safeguarding

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) should be notified when it's been alleged that someone who works with children has:

  • behaved in a way which has harmed or might harm a child
  • possibly committed a criminal offence against a child
  • behaved towards a child or children in a way that suggests he or she would pose a risk of harm

What the LADO does

The LADO has responsibility for:

  • the management and oversight of allegations against people who work with children
  • giving guidance to employers and voluntary bodies about how to deal with allegations against people who work with children
  • liaising with the police and other groups to ensure that cases are dealt with as quickly as possible
  • reporting to the local safeguarding children's board about all allegations against people who work with children and their outcomes

Contacting the LADO

You can contact the Barnsley LADO by calling (01226) 772341.

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