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Kislingbury CE Primary School

Flourishing, academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually through love.

Designated Officer (formerly LADO)

The Designated Officer (formerly known as the Local Authority Designated Officer or LADO) should be informed of 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 children, 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.

Allegations made against workers who are paid, unpaid, volunteer, agency, casual and self-employed as well as foster carers, and adoptive parents of children on Placement Orders should all be reported to the Designated Officer. This should be done within 24 hours of the incident.


Should you need to discuss a case with a Designated Officer, please contact us on the numbers below or alternatively, please complete consultation form here. For urgent child safeguarding matters please contract MASH directly on 0300 126 7000.

You can e-mail your query to and a Designated Officer will get back to you as soon as they are able to.


You can contact the Designated Officer for West Northamptonshire, Andy Smith on 07850 854309.

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