All organisations have arrangements to safeguard (keep safe) and promote the welfare of children. This includes having policies for dealing with allegations against people who work with children.
An allegation may relate to a person who works with children who has:
All local authorities have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) who is involved in the management and oversight of individual cases.
The LADO should be informed within one working day of all allegations that come to an employer’s attention, including those made directly to the police.
Useful resources for conducting investigations
Keeping children safe in education (publishing.service.gov.uk)
Guidance for Safer Working Practice
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 (publishing.service.gov.uk)
Bristol Safeguarding Partnership Procedures
LADO Contact information
Telephone: 0117 903 7795