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;
  • 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 tooklet 'A Guide to Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding for Faith Based Establishments' click here.


The LADO Team can be contacted on Tel: 0121 675 1669.

LADO Referral and Advice Form (Sept 2016) - click here

Posted: 13.02.2017

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