Referral to the LADO

Working Together 2015 requires local authorities to have designated a particular officer / team of officers to be involved in the management and oversight of allegations against people who work with children. Consequently, the term LADO no longer appears in Working Together 2015 but is still widely used by professionals.

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) should be involved in all cases in which there is an allegation or serious concern about an adult working/volunteering with children. The LADO should be informed within one working day of all allegations that come to an employer’s attention

Cambridgeshire LADO information