Management of allegations against adults who work with children and young people

Local Authorities should have a Designated Officer (previously known as LADO) or Team of Officers to be involved in the management and oversight of allegations against people that work with children.

The Designated Officer or Team of Officers will provide advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations, liaising with Police and other agencies to monitor the progress of cases to ensure they are dealt with as quickly as possible, consistent with a thorough and fair process. 

Organisations and individuals working with children should have in place clear policies for dealing with allegations against people who work with children.

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children (March 2015).
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016).
  • Berkshire Child Protection Procedures.

Contact Details:

Designated Officer (previously LADO)
Slough Children's Services Trust
St Martins Place, 51 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3UF
Tel: 01753 474053
Email: lado@slough.gcsx.gov.uk