Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - Bedford
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
???GBP41,967 - GBP45,647 per annum per annum plus market rate supplement of GBP6,000
37 hours per week
Quote ref: P000468
Bedford Borough Council is committed to working with its communities and partners to improve local quality of life. The Council's significant and varied investment portfolio makes an important contribution towards generating income for the Council and meeting its ambitious regeneration targets. Growing the income from the estate through investment and development is a high priority.
Children's & Adult Services
Bedford Borough are looking to recruit a highly competent, experienced and motivated person to join our Conference and Review Team in the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) which is a statutory requirement. Part of the role will including chairing child protection conferences.
The LADO oversees allegations against adults who work with children in any capacity - paid, unpaid, volunteers, casual agency or anyone self-employed and they capture concerns, allegations of offences emanating from outside work. The LADO is involved from the initial phase of the allegation through to the conclusion of the case. The LADO will provide advice and guidance and help determine that the allegation sits within the scope of the procedures. The LADO helps co-ordinate information sharing with the right people and will also monitor and track and investigation with the expectation that it is resolved as quickly as possible.
The LADO must act upon all cases where it has been alleged that a person who works or volunteers with children has:
- Behaved in a way that has harmed a child, 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
Passionate about safeguarding, you'll be a qualified social worker with substantial experienced of providing services to children and families. We're looking for someone with a constructive approach, who's also ready to offer a critical perspective - all built on a sound understanding of LADO procedures and an extensive knowledge of child care legislation, policy and best practice.
In return we offer a supportive team environment; are committed to continuous professional development, regular supervision, an annual Performance development plan to enhance your ongoing professional development, we support opportunities to attend relevant training courses, forums, regional LADO meeting and the national LADO conference.
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Closing date: 21st August 2017