The LADO is responsible for providing advice, information and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations around allegations and concerns regarding paid and unpaid workers.
The role of the LADO is set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) and is governed by the Authorities duties under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 and London Child Protection Procedures – London Safeguarding Children Board 2015. This guidance outlines procedures for managing allegations against people who work with children who are paid, unpaid, volunteers, casual, agency or anyone self employed.
The LADO is involved from the initial phase of the allegation through to the conclusion of the case. The LADO is available to discuss any concerns and to assist you in deciding whether you need to make a referral and/or take any immediate management action to protect a child.
Local Authority Designated officer for Hillingdon, Rob Wratten, can be contacted on –
All school staff should have read part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020, with those with Designated Safeguarding Lead responsibilities reading the entire documentation.
All school staff should read Safer Working Practices 2015.
The role of the LADO is further explained in the London Child Protection and Practice Guidance , Chapter 7.
Rob Wratten – Local Authority Designated Officer