A person's behaviour, at work or home or online, may cause concerns about their suitability to work or volunteer with children or young people.
Concerns about a person who works with children, or in connection with their employment or voluntary activity may cover one or more of the following categories. They may have:
When an allegation is made against anyone working or volunteering with children, the Allegations Against Staff, Carers and Volunteers procedure in the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Procedures must be followed.
If there are concerns about allegations which fit the above criteria, the Manager should immediately complete the Derby and Derbyshire LADO referral form and email securely for the attention of LADO to firstname.lastname@example.org. The concerns should be discussed within one working day with the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) who can be contacted on 01332 642376.
Managing allegations training for managers
The DSCB training programme includes further details of multi-agency half day training on managing allegations.