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The Role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Event Code LSCP 22/064
Event Description This 3-hour MS Teams webinar is for anyone working with children and young people and will support you to explore the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) in relation to safeguarding children and young people when allegations are made against potentially unsuitable adults.

To be able to participate in this MS Teams webinar you must have the following:
  • Access to a computer, or laptop.
  • Access to the Internet,
  • A web camera with microphone.

  • Before attending this webinar you will need to have read and familiarised yourself with the 5 case studies found in 'The Role of the LADO' pre-session reading document, which you will receive in your confirmation email.
    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMapInternal LA costPVI/Care Provider costPartnership costExternal cost
    Session 1Friday
    21 January 2022
    13:30 - 16:30Online LearningTBA£0£0£0
    Subject areas Safeguarding
    Target audience
    Adult Services / Children Services / Early Help / Early Years / Foster Carers / Managers / New Starters / PVI Sector - Adults / PVI Sector - Children / Schools / Social Workers / Voluntary Community Groups / WSCC Staff / Youth Workers
    target audience
    Course Owner Learning and Development Admin (
    Lucy Short
    Training objectives The aim of this webinar is to support you in exploring the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). You will identify and define what an allegation is and ensure that you know what to do if there is an allegation made against a professional. You will look at how to keep children safe when they come into contact with adults in organised environments

    In this webinar you will have the opportunity to explore scenarios, ask questions and engage in multi-agency discussions.