LADO - Local Authority Designated Officers (Position of Trust - Child Safeguarding Concerns)

Birmingham City Council have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Team who will:

  • Receive reports about allegations and to be involved in the management and oversight of individual cases; 
  • Receive reports about allegations and to be involved in the management and oversight of individual cases; 
  • Provide advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations, including faith based educational settings; 
  • Liaise with the police and other agencies; Monitor the progress of cases to ensure that they are dealt with as quickly as possible consistent with a thorough and fair process;
  • Provide advice and guidance to employers in relation to making referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and regulatory bodies such as Ofsted, the GMC etc. and
  • Chair strategy meetings where there is concern about a person in a position of trust. 

The LADO service has produced a toolkit that you can access via this site and welcomes any query regarding support around this area.  For a copy of the toolkit 'A Guide to Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding for Faith Based Establishments' click here. The LADO service has produced a toolkit that you can access via this site and welcomes any query regarding support around this area.  For a copy of the toolkit 'A Guide to Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding for Faith Based Establishments' click here. 

The LADO Team can be contacted on 0121 675 1669 or via
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LADO Referral and Advice Form - click here

Page updated: 15.05.2018



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