Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Who to contact in event of an allegation being made against a staff member.

Responds to and oversee’s allegations that a person, in a position of trust, may pose a risk of harm to a child (from any agency or organisation)

What to contact us about

If there is an allegation that someone has:

  1. Behaved in a way that has harmed a child or may have harmed a child.
  2. Possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child
  3. Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates he or she may pose a risk of harm to children
  4. Behaved or may have behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with children

Contact details

Contact within 24 hours or as soon as possible.

Call 01865 810603 or email the LADO team: lado.safeguardingchildren@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Service manager - Jo Lloyd.