Local Authority Designated Officer

ALLEGATIONS AGAINST PEOPLE WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN

Working Together 2015 says that Local authorities should have designated a particular officer, or team of officers, to be involved in the management and oversight of allegations against people that work with children.

The Contact Details for North East Lincolnshire Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) is:

Email: ChildrensSafeguardingandReviewingService@Nelincs.gcsx.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 326118

The Allegations/Concerns Against Staff Reporting Form has been developed to assist you in recording actions taken and for pulling together the facts pertaining to an allegation. Staff are reminded that they should not attempt to conduct an investigation themselves as this could jeopardise any legal proceedings.

The Dealing with Allegations Leaflet provides a brief guide to the process that should be followed, but if faced with an allegation against any employee, volunteer or professional working with/providing services for children, you are strongly advised to consult the LADO at the earliest opportunity.

The Dealing with Allegations of Child Abuse Against Teachers & Other Staff Leaflet provides a brief guide to the process that should be followed, but if faces with an allegation against a staff member or volunteer, you are strongly advised to consult the LADO at the earliest opportunity. 

The Dealing with Allegations - Supporting Staff and Volunteers Leaflet provides a brief guide to provide information to those working with children and what happens if an allegations of Abuse or Neglect is made against them.

The Dealing with Allegations - Supporting Foster Carers Leaflet provides a brief guide to provide information to those who foster children and what happens if an allegations of Abuse or Neglect is made against them.