Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Local Authority Designated Officer referrals

If you suspect a person who works with children, has:

  • behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child
  • possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child
  • behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates that he or she may pose a risk of harm to children

A referral should be made to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) by filling out the LADO Referral form.

The Managing Allegations of Abuse Made Against Persons who Work with Children and Young People procedure applies when an allegation or suspicion arises within:

  • an individual's own work
  • with his or her own children
  • with other children living outside the family
  • historical allegations

Make a LADO Referral