Managing allegations

When an allegation is made that someone who works with children may have:

  • 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 they may pose a risk of harm to children

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) should always be contacted to discuss the allegation and agree how it will be responded to. The LADO can be contacted at:

Paula Williams
Bolton Safeguarding Children Board
Westhoughton Town Hall
Market Street
Westhoughton
BL5 3AW

Telephone 01204 337474
Email boltonsafeguardingchildren@bolton.gov.uk