Safeguarding children in Barnsley

The Local Authority Officer (LADO) is the person who should be notified when it has 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 indicates he or she would pose a risk of harm if they work regularly or closely with children

What the LADO does

The (Local Authority) Designated Officer has responsibility for:

  • the management and oversight of allegations against people who work with children;
  • providing guidance to employers and voluntary associations about how to deal with allegations against people who work with children;
  • liaising effectively with the Police and other organisations to ensure that cases are dealt with as quickly as possible; and
  • reporting to the LSCB about all allegations against people who work with children and their outcomes.
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