Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
Kirklees Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Service is available for any employer, voluntary, faith, charitable, or childcare provider in any setting in Kirklees to contact where you have a safeguarding concern or an allegation about any individual who is in a position of trust with children within any setting.
The definition of being in a position of trust with children, working or volunteering with children is as follows:
An adult who is working or volunteering with children (anyone under the age of 18-year-old) or coming into contact with children through work or volunteering would be seen as being in a position of trust over them. This also apply to someone under the age of 18 in the same position e.g. a 17-year-old teaching or instructing a group of children.
Anyone with concerns about a person’s suitability to work with children should contact the LADO for advice and guidance, within one working day or the next working of becoming aware of a safeguarding concern or allegation.
Improved outcomes for children are aided by close collaboration between single and multi-agency partners, through timely conversations. The Kirklees LADO web page identifies three options to enable you to seek early advice and guidance from the LADO Service.
- LADO Phone number
- LADO Email
- LADO Contact form
- LADO Referral form
Information about the Kirklees Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) can be found via the link below, by clicking the link you will be redirected to the Kirklees LADO web page.
Safeguarding concerns and management of allegations guidance can also be accessed through our partners at West Yorkshire Procedures online via the link https://westyorkscb.proceduresonline.com/p_alleg_staff.html
LADO Service Training – Management of Safeguarding concerns and Allegations
The Kirklees Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO Service) works in partnership with all children’s settings (paid or unpaid) within Kirklees to ensure, the response to safeguarding concerns and allegations against adults in a position of trust is consistently robust and they are fully explored to inform the action(s) that need to be taken.
Our training is suitable for professionals, employers, and multi-agency partners who work paid or unpaid in any setting with children, or those who recruit individuals to work (or volunteer) with children in any setting.
The ‘Management of Safeguarding concerns and Allegations (LADO)’ course is available to book via KBS, please see the leaflet for further details, if you do not have a KBS account and wish to book onto this course please contact Business.Solutions@kirklees.gov.uk stating that you wish to access the LADO Training.