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 safeguardingunit@northyorks.gcsx.gov.uk.  If you are an Egress user please email safeguardingunit@northyorks.gov.uk 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.

Contacts

Duty LADO

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

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