LADO & Archive


Managing Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers

If you would like to refer a case to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) where it is alleged that a person working with children has:

  • behaved in a way that has harmed or may have harmed a child
  • possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child
  • behaved towards a child/ren in a way that indicated s/he is unsuitable to work with children

Please discuss the case with the Children and Families Contact Service by calling 020 7974 3317 who will direct your call to the Duty LADO. Following this call, if the threshold is met please complete the ‘LADO Agency Reporting Form’ below and email the form to or secure email:

The Chief LADO and Principal social worker for children Camden is Sophie Kershaw.

LADO Agency Reporting Form

Allegations against staff — what happens next

Allegations against adults who work with children — Annual Report 2017–2018

Multi agency guidance — Managing allegations against staff and volunteers

Camden LADO Annual Report 2016–2017

LADO Archive

Annual Reports Archive

LADO report April 2015–March 2016

LADO report April 2014–March 2015

LADO report April 2013–March 2014

LADO report April 2012–March 2013

LADO report April 2011–March 2012

LADO report April 2010–March 2011

LADO report April 2009–March 2010

If you are worried about a child or young person, call us 020 7974 3317