The LADO manages allegations and concerns against professionals and volunteers who work with children.
You must contact the LADO immediately and within one working day if a person who works with children has:
- harmed or may have harmed a child
- possibly committed a criminal offence involving a child
- behaved in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to a child
- behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with children
The LADO process manages allegations about:
- sexual abuse
- physical abuse
- emotional abuse
It can also be used to manage less obvious potentially harmful behaviour that happens outside of work.
Contacting the LADO
If you have a concern or allegation, use the LADO referral and consultation form to report this.