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What is a local authority designated officer?

What is a local authority designated officer?

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) works within Children’s Services and gives advice and guidance to employers, organisations and other individuals who have concerns about the behaviour of an adult who works with children and young people.

What is a designated officer UK?

The DO is responsible for: providing advice, information and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations around allegations and concerns regarding paid and unpaid workers. managing and overseeing individual cases from all partner agencies. ensuring the child’s voice is heard and that they are safeguarded.

Who is your designated safeguarding officer?

A designated Safeguarding Officer is the person who has the duty to ensure a company’s safeguarding policy is followed by all members of staff in the setting.

Who is Birmingham Lado?

LADO – Local Authority Designated Officers (Position of Trust – Child Safeguarding Concerns)

What powers do lado have?

The LADO helps co-ordinate information-sharing with the right people and will also monitor and track any investigation, with the aim of resolving it as quickly as possible.

What does mean Lado?

The Local Authority Officer (LADO) is the person who should be notified when it has been alleged that someone who works with children has: behaved in a way which has harmed or might harm a child. possibly committed a criminal offence against a child.

What is the responsibility of Lado?

Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility. All staff members have a responsibility to report a concern if they believe a member of staff has behaved inappropriately towards a child. All concerns should be escalated to senior management and/or the LADO.

Who can be a designated safeguarding lead?

The designated safeguarding lead is the person appointed to take lead responsibility for child protection issues in school. The person fulfilling this role must be a senior member of the school’s leadership team, and the DSL role must be set out in the post holder’s job description.

Do we need a safeguarding officer?

Every organisation that works with children needs to have someone that takes the lead on safeguarding and child protection. We refer to them as a nominated child protection lead but they may also be known as: Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO)

What happens at a lado meeting?

The purpose of LADO strategy meetings is to share information relevant to the allegation that has been made and to plan any investigations that are necessary. Professionals who participate in LADO strategy meetings will also be asked to draw conclusions about whether the allegation is substantiated or not.

What is mash Birmingham?

Birmingham Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub is a fully integrated multi-agency team which involves key safeguarding agencies including professionals from social care, police, health and education.

What would you report to Lado?

The LADO works within Children’s Services and should be alerted to all cases in which it is alleged that a person who works with children has:

  1. behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed, a child.
  2. possibly committed a criminal offence against children, or related to a child.