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Allegations Management (LADO)

Please find below useful information about the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and supporting documents about the allegations process.

Guidance for Senior Managers – Guidance written by the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for senior managers regarding the referral process.

Allegations Procedures – Local procedures for managing allegations.

Allegations (LADO) Referral Form (Word, 2MB) – to be completed by the senior manager (or other designated person who provides the information) of the employing agency for the adult concerned. Please note telephone contacts will not be accepted, the referral form should be completed and submitted to the secure LADO mailbox.

Guidance for safer working practice for adults who work with children and young people – provides clear advice on appropriate and safe behaviours for all adults working with children in paid or unpaid capacities , in all settings and in all contexts.

Guidance for Safer Working Practice (reduced version) – This helpful booklet was published by the Government Offices for the English Regions in 2009 and is given out on all LSCB Basic Awareness (Level One) courses.

The Local Authority has recently published guidance for foster carers on Foster Carer Safer Professional Conduct and Dealing with Allegations.

Please click to download and view the Agenda for Strategy Meetings for the Allegations Management process.

Disclosure and Barring Service

On 1 December 2012 the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) and the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) merged to form a new organisation, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The legal duty to make referrals remains, however referrals should now be addressed to the DBS. The DBS has issued advice in its DBS newsletter.