LADO Service Email Change
Published on 7 January 2019 by Sarah Dunne
Please note that from 1st January 2019 the email address for the LADO has changed. The new address is LADO@suffolk.gov.uk
Role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) – Allegations against people in a position of trust.
Working Together to Safeguard Children refers to local authorities having a designated officer or a team of designated officers involved in the management and oversight of allegations against people that work with children.
The role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):
The LADO has management and oversight of the investigation process from beginning to end following an allegation against people in a position of trust who work with children.
The LADO is not the decision maker – this remains with the employer, but they will provide advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations, liaise with police and other agencies and monitor progress of cases to ensure they are dealt with as quickly as possible, consistent with a fair and thorough process.
The LADO process applies to everyone who works or volunteers with children.
For more information, including details of how to refer to the LADO, please see How to Make A Referral