Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

The LADO deals with allegations against staff within the children's workforce in Barnet.

Where one of the following allegations have been made, these must be reported to the LADO within one working day:

  • behaved in a way that has harmed 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 he/she would pose a risk of harm if they work with children regularly or closely. 

The LADO can also be contacted for advice regarding concerns or suspicions about behaviour towards children by staff within Barnet’s children's workforce. This includes volunteers as well as paid staff and those in a position of trust for example faith leaders.

Barnet’s LADO should be contacted via the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Team.

To make a referral to the Barnet LADO, please complete this LADO Referral Form: