The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) should be told 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 is responsible for:
- giving oversight and managing 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 make sure that cases are dealt with as quickly as they can
- reporting to the local safeguarding children's board about all allegations against people who work with children and their outcomes
Read more about the LADO role.
Contacting the LADO
You can contact the Barnsley LADO by calling (01226) 772341.