2.6 Allegations Against Staff, Carers & Volunteers
Local Practice Guidance has been produced and is available from the Milton Keynes Council website.
School staff should also read the following chapter in conjunction with Milton Keynes Council's Model Child Protection Policy for Schools & Settings, Keeping Children Safe in Education.
If you have concerns please email: LADO@milton-keynes.gov.uk
Or call Business Support 01908 254300 and ask for the LADO.
- 1. Scope
- 2. What should practitioners do?
- 3. What is the LADO?
- 4. Once a LADO notification is accepted
- 5. Urgent Child Protection Concerns
- 6. Key contacts and further information
These procedures for managing allegations against people who work with children are overarching inter-agency procedures and should be used in conjunction with each individual agency's own policies and guidance.
This procedure applies whenever it is alleged that a person who works with children has, in any connection with her/his employment or voluntary activity:
2. What should practitioners do?
Anybody who has concerns about a practitioner working or volunteering with children should discuss their concerns with their manager, and/or their organisation’s Designated Safeguarding Lead. This discussion should help to clarify whether the criteria for making a LADO notification has been met. If so, any practitioner can make a notification using the form on the Milton Keynes Council website: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/children-young-people-families/children-s-social-care/the-role-of-the-lado-local-authority-designated-officer
If it is still unclear whether the criteria has been met after this discussion, practitioners can contact the LADO on 01908 254300 for further advice
3. What is the LADO?
The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is the person who should be notified when it has been alleged that a someone works with children has:
The role involves having oversight of allegations about practitioners which meet the above criteria, ensuring that these allegations or concerns about adults working or volunteering with children are recorded appropriately, monitored and progressed in a timely and confidential way. It is also important to ensure that the voice of the child or young person is heard and taken into account at every stage.
4. Once a LADO notification is accepted
5. Urgent Child Protection Concerns
6. Key contacts and further information