Allegations against Professionals / Carers

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If you have any concerns regarding a professional and would like to speak to a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) you can contact the Conference and Review Unit on 01925 442079.

You may be required to complete a LADO ‘referral form’.

What is the role of LADO?

LADO’s are involved in the management and oversight of individual cases where it is alleged that a person working with children (including a volunteer) has: behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child; or possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child: or behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates s/he is unsuitable to work with children.

These officers provide advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations, in addition to liaising with the police and other agencies, and monitoring the progress of cases to ensure that they are dealt with as quickly as possible consistent with a thorough and fair process.

More information can be found in the Pan Cheshire Safeguarding Children Procedures.