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Responding to and Managing Allegations Against Professionals

Last Updated 23/01/2020

The role of the Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO

  • It is a statutory role in all Local Authorities
  • All LADOs follow the same procedures – (see the London Child Protection Procedures)
  • They manage investigations into all concerns about adults working with children both professionals and volunteers
  • They liaise with other agencies – Police, Children's services, HR etc.

For more details see the document to the right.

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