local authority designated officer (LADO)

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senior officer who manages and oversees allegations against adults who work and volunteer with children;  they must be contacted in all cases in which it is alleged that a person who works with children has behaved in a way that has harmed or may have harmed a child, possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child, or behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to children

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