It is essential that any concern or allegation of abuse made about a professional or volunteer working with children is reported at the earliest opportunity for joint decision making by partner agencies in accordance with the London Child Protection Procedures.
This will ensure that any allegations are dealt with fairly, quickly, and consistently in a way that provides effective protection for the child and, at the same time, supports the person who is the subject of the allegation.
A Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is responsible for the management and oversight of cases when there is an allegation or concern made against a person who works with children in connection with their employment or coluntary activities.
Contact the LADO immediately for advice and guidance when dealing with an allegation.
LADO: Paulette Lewis
Tel: 020 8901 2690 (out of hours: 020 8424 0999)
Further information and guidance about managing cases of Allegations of Abuse against people who work with children is available here
Allegations against Staff Leaflet:
The Allegations against Staff leaflet has been updated. This has information for families when an allegations is made against a member of staff or volunteer.
Please note: print double sided and chose the 'short edge binding' option.
Roles and responsibilities - Download
Intial actions - Download
General considerations - Download
Disciplinary suitability - Download
Safe practice - Download
Guide for staff facing allegations - Download
Leaftlet guide for staff facing allegations - Download
Safer recruitment practice - Download
Leaftlet safer recruitment practice - Download
Recruitment and vetting checks - Download
Vetting checks supply staff in education - Download
Leaflet guide for head principals and supply agencies on vetting and recruitment - Download
List of possible outcomes following an investigation into allegations - Download