Allegations against an adult working or volunteering with children

Any concerns or allegations of abuse made about an adult working with children, whether paid, unpaid, volunteers, casual, agency or anyone self-employed, should be reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) within 1 working day. 


Achieving for Children which provides social care for children in Kingston and Richmond has a LADO whose responsibility is to management oversight of cases where an allegation has been made against an adult working with children. The LADO will provide employers with advice and guidance to make sure that any allegation is dealt with fairly and quickly, ensuring that the child is protected effectively.  

Find out more about the role of the LADO.


The LADO can be contacted by: