Local Authority Designated Officer

Social Care
£38 Per Hour
Norfolk County Council
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Closing Date:

To act as Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on all matters relating to establishing

and improving the structures and processes in relation to allegations made against those

that work with children, and particularly to:

1. Enable the local authority to comply with the responsibilities and functions as set

out in ‘Working Together’ (WT) 2010; Chapter 6 and Appendix 5, and Safeguarding

Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2006 (SC&SRE), Chapter S,

specifically to:

Provide the management and oversight of individual cases where an allegation appears to meet the criteria set out in WT.Ensure a consistent, fair, timely and thorough process for all adults working with children and young people against whom allegations are made.Ensure that cases come to a managed conclusion. Provide advice, information, support and expertise to employers and voluntary organisations in relation to all aspects of work relating to allegations.Monitor and record the process applied to all cases (including historic cases).Audit and evaluate cases for reporting purposes.Bring an independence and appropriate challenge to the investigation and outcome of work relating to allegations.

2. Advise relevant senior managers and members on policy and operational matters

related to allegations against staff, in consultation with managers in Social Care and

Police as appropriate, and advise the Chair of the Local Safeguarding Children

Board (LSCB) as appropriate.

3. Work collaboratively with all partner agencies in promoting and developing good

practice for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people.


  • HCPC registration
  • MUST have Qualified Social Worker Qualification (Dip, BA, MA etc.)

Working with Evergood Associates offers you a number of benefits including: 

Your own dedicated specialist consultantAccess to the widest variety of social work jobs across local authorities and private organisations throughout the UKReliable Payroll run on a weekly basisFree DBS and compliance service£150 recommend a friend scheme

If you would like to find out more, apply for this position or enquire about similar roles please call Chloe Prior on 01992 513 777 ext 3 or send your CV and contact details to Chloe.Prior@evergoodassociates.co.uk