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 children, or related to a child
  • Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates they may pose a risk to children (Working Together 2015)
  • Behaved or may have behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with 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:

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
Bolton Safeguarding Children Partnership
Child Protection Unit
Department of Children's Services
Bolton Council
Castle Hill Centre
Castleton Street
Bolton
BL2 2JW

Telephone 01204 337474
Email LADO@bolton.gov.uk