Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) Service - BCP Council

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) Service - BCP Council logo

Despite all efforts of organisations to recruit safely, and to ensure people who work with children do so in a way that safeguards and promotes their welfare, there will still be occasions when allegations of abuse, or concerns about individuals in a ‘position of trust’, are raised.

A Designated Officer from the Local Authority (LADO Service) can intervene when allegations are made within any role for professionals or volunteers involved in working with children, ages from 0 to 18. The allegations usually occur within education, social care, health and sporting/ leisure areas, but are also relevant to professionals employed in the voluntary sector who may not be attached to any organisation.

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Venue/Contact Details
Area coverage
BCP Area
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.