Managing Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers & LADO


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

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

How to refer

The responsible officer should complete the LADO Agency reporting form and email this to the LADO mailbox

The mailbox is regularly checked by the LADO and who will contact the referrer as soon as possible to discuss the case and decide what action to take.

In cases where it is necessary to speak directly to the LADO, responsible officers can call 020 7974 4556 and ask to speak to the LADO. Referrers may reach a voicemail message and be asked to leave a message but this will be returned as soon as possible.

It is strongly recommended that a referral is sent to the LADO mailbox in the first instance.

LADO Archive

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