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EU Exit Preparations

Please ensure that you and your staff are familiar with the DfE guidance available online at
Lord Agnew (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System) issued a letter to Directors of Children’s Services requesting that it is shared with state schools. Read the ‘Guidance for schools on leaving the EU’ letter online.

Allegations Management


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.

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