Reminder: Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure there are procedures in place to manage concerns/allegations, against staff or volunteers. Such allegations should be referred to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) (para 91, p23, KCSiE 2019)
Education Staff are reminded to report concerns to the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) where there are allegations against a member of staff working or volunteering with children.
The three criteria that apply to the threshold for the Allegation Management process are;
- A member of staff or volunteer has harmed or may have harmed a child
- Possibly committed a criminal offence relating to a child
- Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates he/she may pose a risk of harm to a child
Please do not investigate before seeking advice.