Managing Allegations Against Staff
In accordance with Working Together (2015), where an organisation has received an allegation that a volunteer or member of staff who works with children has:
- behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child;
- possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child; or
- behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to children
You should contact the Duty Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 01609 532477.
A referral should be sent to the LADO within one working day using the LADO Referral Form, giving as much detail as possible. Completed LADO Referral Forms should be emailed using secure mail (e.g. gcsx, pnn, cjsm, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an Egress user please email email@example.com or if do not have secure email please contact 01609 532477 within office hours.
Where there is an immediate threat to a child please contact the Police or the contact the Emergency Duty Team (if outside office hours) on 01609 780780.
If your enquiry is out of office hours please contact 01609 780780.
For more information please see the NYSCB Managing Allegations Against Staff Practice Guidance and the LADO Referral From:
You can also download our One Minute Guide which is available from the Resource Library.
To contact the Duty LADO please call 01609 532477.
Hambleton / Richmond / Coast
Karen Lewis Tel: 01609 534200 Mobile: 07715 540711
Julie Kaye Tel: 01609 532508 Mobile: 07814 533363
Andy Kenyon Tel: 01609534215 Mobile 07973 792398
Craven / Harrogate / Selby
Dave Peat Tel: 01609 535646 Mobile: 07814533363
Susan Crawford Tel: 01609 532152 Mobile: 07813 005161