West Berkshire Council

The Local Authority Delegated Officer (LADO)

The LADO manage allegations made against professionals, volunteers and those in a position of trust, who work with children and young people up to the age of 18. 

The LADO will provide advice, information and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations about allegations and concerns regarding paid and unpaid workers, and manage individual cases from all partner agencies.

They will ensure there is a consistent, fair and thorough process for all adults against whom an allegation is made and monitor the progress of cases to ensure they are dealt with as quickly as possible.

They will chair strategy meetings in cases where the allegation requires investigation by the police and or Social Care, and make sure that the child's voice is heard.