Local Authority Designated Officer LADO

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    £36.00 - £40.00 / Hour
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Social Work
  • Deadline:
    October 8, 2020

Spencer Clarke Group are working closely alongside Gloucestershire County Council to provide them with a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on a 3-4 month contract basis.


This role is 3 days per week (days to be agreed with successful candidate) and offers a pay rate of up to £40 per hour. This may be negotiable dependent on experience.


As a successful LADO, your duties will be to:

  • Chair Initial and any Review Multi Agency Allegations Management meetings for vulnerable children and young people in accordance with Working Together, in order to assess risk from specific people working with them about whom the allegation is made.
  • Ensure all employers, including external employers and voluntary groups are enabled to participate in Allegations Management meetings and in the decision-making about safeguarding of children and the employment of any individual in their care and are held to account for their decisions.
  • To link Child Protection, Employment and Criminal Law in order to ensure that children are safe in all areas of the alleged perpetrator’s life including own children, and children they are coming into contact with via employment or voluntary work.


To be considered for this position, you will have the following knowledge/experience:

  • In-depth post qualification experience working with children and their families
  • In-depth post qualification experience working with partnership agencies and service providers
  • Experience in chairing complex and sensitive meetings which are attended by professionals and external employers or voluntary section staff who at times are under high levels of stress and anxiety
  • Registered with Social Work England


If you wish to be put forward, please apply below and contact Cameron Nicholls @ Spencer Clarke Group. cn@spencerclarkegroup.co.uk / 01772 954 200