Local Authority Designated Officer

Wokingham, Wokingham

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW348300_1549634526
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-02-08
  • Location: Wokingham, Wokingham
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-09
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) to join their team within the Wokingham area.

Ensuring that the authority fulfils its obligations for managing allegations against staff and volunteers working with children in accordance with relevant procedures. Oversee cases until conclusion, maintain records and provide quarterly reports.

The responsibilities of the LADO includes:

  • Providing advice, information and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations around allegations and concerns regarding paid and unpaid workers
  • Managing and overseeing individual cases from all partner agencies
  • Ensuring the child's voice is heard and that they are safeguarded
  • Ensuring there is a consistent, fair and thorough process for all adults working with children and young people against whom an allegation is made
  • Monitoring the progress of cases to ensure they are dealt with as quickly as possible
  • Recommending a referral and chairing the strategy meeting in cases where the allegation requires investigation by police and/or social care
  • Providing cover for the Independent Chair function within the team, chairing child protection conferences

Requirements of a LADO:

  • HCPC registered
  • 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Must have considerable knowledge and experience in the application of relevant legislation, statutory guidance, standards and procedures relating to child protection and safeguarding children
  • It is desirable for the candidate to have experience of chairing child protection conferences and knowledge of the Signs of Safety practice framework
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £43.61 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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Local Authority Designated Officer

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